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Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends (4CD set) ... CD
MPS/Verve, Early 70s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends Vol 1 – Action (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1968. Used ... $14.99
The first of a series of great "private" recordings that Oscar Peterson did for the MPS label in the late 60s – sessions done at the home of label owner Hans Georg Brunner Schwer, in a laidback and easygoing style that's different than some of his American work of the time! The group on the set features Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums, and the tunes open up nicely on some of the album's longer takes. Titles include "Easy Walker", "Tin Tin Daeo", "Like Someone In Love", and "Foggy Day". CD
(Out of print, includes obi!)

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Oscar PetersonLegendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live At The Blue Note – The Complete Recordings 1990 (4 CD set) ... CD
Telarc, 1990. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonLive In Paris – 1961 ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1960. New Copy ... $16.99
A great live document of the Oscar Peterson trio at the start of the 60s – that trio that provided a second chapter to the pianist's career, as he moved away from working with a guitar, and instead embraced the role of drums in the trio! The drums, though, are handled here in a very different way than usual – with the amazing Ed Thigpen on the kit, open to many sounds and ideas as he swings things along with bassist Ray Brown – really providing a richly creative setting as Oscar stretches out on piano – on titles that include "Moanin", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "I Remember Clifford", "My Heart Stood Still", "Where Do I Go From Here", and "Band Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Oscar PetersonMotions & Emotions ... CD
MPS, 1969. Used ... $13.99
Pure genius from Oscar Peterson – one of his finest moments ever! The record is very different than most of Oscar's over-recorded trio format ones – and features Claus Ogerman crafting some impeccable backings of lofty strings and compressed horns, creating a pillow of air that takes Oscar's piano to the sky and beyond, floating into realms never dreamed of on other LPs! The set sparkles with a strident MPS easy groove – completely sublime, with a perfectness that we'd ascribe to a rare few albums, such as the similar-grooving Jobim album Wave, also helped out tremendously by Ogerman. Titles include "Dreamsville", "Sally's Tomato", "Sunny", "Wave", "Wandering", and "Ode To Billy Joe". CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonNigerian Marketplace ... CD
Pablo/Polydor (Japan), 1981. Used ... $6.99
An evocative title, and one that really sets the stage for the great sound of the record – an Oscar Peterson album that's a bit more open and flowing than usual – with some great long tracks, and a mighty soulful sound throughout! The title track is a real gem – as Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen begins the number with a long bass bit that's wonderful – which then ignites Peterson's piano into these long-rolling lines that really fit the spirit of the number! Other tunes spin out with a similar magic – still familiar Peterson modes, but kind of a deeper sense of lyricism too. Terry Clark handles drums – and titles include "Nigerian Marketplace", "Cakewalk", "Nancy With The Laughing Face", "You Look Good To Me", and "Au Privave". CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson In Russia ... CD
Pablo, 1974. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Oscar Peterson in Russia – a rare Soviet concert performance that has the master stretching out in solo, duo, and trio formation! The set begins with Oscar hitting the keys on his own, then working with bassist Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, then moving into full trio grooves as the drums of Jake Hanna come into play – and the double-length set brings together all the music from this legendary night – a total of 17 tracks that includes "Wave", "On The Trail", "Take The A Train"," Summertime", "Watch What Happens", "I Got It Bad", and "Hogtown". CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Clef, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
Cole Porter's tunes are great enough on their own, but Oscar really opens them up on this set – picking up the inherent rhythms in the numbers and really working them over – in a way that makes the outing one of the most lively in Peterson's songbook series for Verve! Oscar's fluid touch on the keys is perfect throughout – taking lots of chances, but always strongly following the melody – and rhythm accompaniment is from longtime partner Ray Brown on bass plus Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "In The Still Of The Night", "Love For Sale", "What Is This Ting Called Love", "Just One Of Those Things", "Night & Day", "So Near Yet So Far", and "Every Time We Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label Clef pressing! Cover has some wear.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers ... LP
Clef, 1954. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans ... LP
Clef, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. Used ... $23.99
A near-lost gem in Oscar Peterson's mid-50s catalog for Verve – and a sparkling set of trio numbers recorded at the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario! Despite the literate setting of the recording, the work's never stuffy or academic – and Peterson swings things mightily with his trio that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. The recording quality is wonderful – deep, rich, and luminous – at a level that almost makes us say "why didn't they stop here, since Oscar sounds so perfect?" Titles include "Love You Madly", "52nd Street Theme", "Flamingo", "How About You", and "Noreen's Nocturne". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Oscar PetersonSoul Espanol (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Limelight/Universal (Japan), 1966. Used ... $24.99
About as close as you'll get to soul jazz with Oscar Peterson – and a very groovy set recorded with some good Latiny influences in the playing, and kind of a pop soul style in the arrangements! The core trio of Peterson on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums (a very soulful group already) is augmented by added timbales by Marshall Thompson and conga by Master Henry Gibson – great extra percussion that really makes the whole thing groove nicely! The album was recorded in Chicago, and has a sound that's very much in the best Cadet Records style of the time – filled with soulful groovers that include "Mas Que Nada", "Samba Sensitive", "Amanha", "Soulville Samba", "Samba De Orfeu", and "Call Me". CD
(Out of print, 2008 SHM-CD pressing which comes in a cool textured cover – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonSwiss Radio Days Vol 30 – Live April 8, 1960 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1960. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Clean, clear, and incredibly soulful – a wonderful rare live performance that's way more than just another muddy concert record – and instead a key addition to the Oscar Peterson catalog that stands proudly with his best Verve albums of the time! This 1960 performance features Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – a pair who've already reached rhythmic vitality in the company of Peterson, and fill the album's long tracks with loads of creative interplay – shifting sounds that move way past the obvious, and create grooves that really set Oscar's piano lines on fire! Titles include "Jordu", "Cubano Chant", "Con Alma", "Daahoud", and "Politics & Poker". CD

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Oscar PetersonTime After Time ... CD
Pablo, 1986. Used ... $2.99
A relatively laidback set from Oscar Peterson – just the kind of record we need to remind us of his strengths on the mellower side of the spectrum! The recording's a live one – done in LA in 1986 – and Peterson still brings a gentle vamp to most numbers, but also has an open, lyrical quality too – stretching out in a quartet with Joe Pass on guitar, Dave Young on bass, and Martin Drew on drums. The recording quality has Oscar most up front in the mix – which is great at the gentler moments – and titles include "Soft Winds", "Love Ballade", "Cool Walk", and "On The Trail". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed with a small cutout hole through rear of case.)

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Oscar PetersonVancouver 1958 ... CD
Just A Memory (UK), 1958. Used ... $2.99
With Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Oscar Peterson on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar PetersonWalking The Line (Japanese pressing) ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1971. Used ... $16.99
An album with a groove as fluid as you might guess from the title – and from the nicely stretched image of Oscar Peterson on the cover! The album's one of the best-remembered from Oscar's years at MPS – a session that's got almost as much soul jazz at the bottom as it does the fluid Peterson touch on the top – and a record that benefits, no doubt, from exceptional rhythm work from the team of George Mraz on bass and Ray Price on drums, who hit a groove that's a bit more pronounced than usual. Peterson is tremendous throughout on the keys – all over the place, but always in control – really burning up the 88s with a command of his instrument that few players could match! Titles include "Just Friends", "Teach Me Tonight", "I Love You", "Once Upon A Summertime", "The Windmills Of Your Mind", and "All Of You". CD
(Out of print 2016 pressing, with K2 HD Pro mastering – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson & Clark TerryOscar Peterson & Clark Terry ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Used ... $7.99
A great stripped-down set – just the piano of Oscar Peterson and trumpet of Clark Terry! CD

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson & Ella FitzgeraldSwiss Radio Days Vol 15 – JATP Lausanne 1953 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1953. New Copy ... $4.99 15.99
Vintage vocal work from the great Ella Fitzgerald – recorded at a time when she was really hitting her prime in the new Verve Records jazz generation – set up here by an all-star JATP group of players from that legendary label! Oscar Peterson's the main player pictured on the cover, but the set's also swung strongly with work from Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and drums from JC Heard – and on one of the album's tracks, the combo gets help from Lester Young on tenor and Charlie Shavers on trumpet. Tracks are nicely tight, and Ella is in very fantastic dynamic formation – with that kind of energy that often made her live sets so different than her studio recordings of the period – on titles that include "Lady Be Good", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "The Continental", "My Heart Stood Still", "The Man I Love", "Oscar's Tune", "A Tisket A Tasket", and "You Belong To Me". CD

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Oscar Peterson with Singers UnlimitedIn Tune ... LP
MPS, 1971. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on the top – one of the leanest instrumental settings from their MPS era, and a nicely gliding groove that supports their voices wonderfully! The record includes great versions of "The Gentle Rain", "Once Upon A Summertime", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and Thad Jones' great "A Child Is Born" – as well as a pretty crazy rendition of "Sesame Street"! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram German pressing.)

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Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray BrownGiants ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1974. Used ... $4.99
A trio date, and one that features a bit of organ from Oscar Peterson! Ttiles include "Jobim", "Riff Blues", "Blues For Dennis", and "Sunny". CD

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson/Joe Pass/Niels PedersenTrio ... LP
Pablo, 1973. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A tight trio recording – with Niels Orsted Henning Pedersen on bass and Joe Pass on guitar – recreating the drum-less trio style that Oscar Peterson used in the 50s – but on longer tracks that spin out nicely! Titles include "Chicago Blues", "Blues Etude", "Easy Listening Blues", "Come Sunday", and "Secret Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar Peterson/Louis Bellson/John HeardLondon Concert – Royal Festival Hall 1978 ... CD
Pablo, 1978. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buddy DeFranco & Oscar PetersonBuddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson Play The George Gershwin ... CD
Verve, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic mid 50s jazz takes on Gershwin! As the title indicates, the session features Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson – but the real guy we wanna thank here is arranger Russ Garcia! Unlike some of the other Verve "soloist with the Peterson Trio" albums of the 50s, this one is more of a shared effort that has Buddy and Oscar both acting as soloists over larger backings directed by Garcia. Russ takes a lot of cues from Ralph Burns on the session – and like Burns on earlier Verve recordings, he sets things up so that the orchestrations never overwhelm the players – and instead simply augment their moods and shade in the colors of the tunes. We especially like Peterson in this format – as he was so often recorded heavily in trio format – but DeFranco is great too, snaking out over the top of the strings with a lean and angular tone on clarinet. Players include Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Bobby White, augmented by wind & strings. Titles include "S Wonderful", "Strike Up The Band", "I Wants To Stay Here", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Was Doing All Right", "I Got Rhythm", "The Man I Love", and "It Ain't Necessarily So". CD features 2 bonus tracks: alternate, slightly longer takes of "I Want To Stay Here" and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite edition.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar PetersonElla & Oscar (with bonus tracks) (OJC Remasters) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella Fitzgerald, recorded in a nice lean setting – with mostly just the piano of Oscar Peterson to back her up, plus a bit of extra bass from Ray Brown on a few of the album's tracks! We love Fitzgerald in this mode – which is quite a change from some of her more familiar 70s work, and really shows the singer in her best light possible – handling things right out front, with an inherent sense of swing that's completely sublime! Peterson is great here too – playing with some of those more ragged edges that you'll get on his spare sessions for Pablo – some nice bluesy undercurrents that really help shape the sound of the record. Titles include "Mean To Me", "April In Paris", "Street Of Dreams", "I Hear Music", "More Than You Know", and "Midnight Sun". CD features 4 bonus alternate takes, too! CD
(Please note the tray card is missing both spines, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonExclusively For My Friends Vol 4 – My Favorite Instrument (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fourth in the MPS reissue series of long unreleased late 60s recordings from the home of producer/engineer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer finds Oscar Peterson in a glorious solo piano mode! All of the recordings in the series were from very relaxed, loose sessions that were some of Peterson's favorite of the time – and they're done in a mode that has Oscar playing loosely and soulfully throughout. Titles include "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Perdido", "Body And Soul", "Bye, Bye Blackbird", "Lulu's Back In Town", Little Girl Blue", "Who Can I Turn To", "Take The 'A' Train" and more. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonJazz Portrait Of Frank Sinatra ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oscar pays tribute to Frank – but he uses his keys, not his voice – to come up with some great renditions of tunes from Sinatra's classic Capitol years! It's true that Peterson was known to vocalize on some sessions (most notably on his tribute to Nat King Cole, recorded a few years later) – but this album is straight trio grooving, with Peterson skipping soulfully over the keys of the piano, abetted by Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – in a wonderfully-crafted set of tunes that includes "Witchcraft", "Come Dance With Me", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "All Of Me", "It Happened In Monterey", and "The Tender Trap". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonLive In Paris 1957 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of rare live material from legendary pianist Oscar Peterson – all recorded in Paris during a time when his star was really rising on the global scene! All material was recorded for French radio, at the Olympia Theater in the city – and the package mostly features the famous trio with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – save for four tracks that feature the earlier group with Brown and Herb Ellis on guitar! For fans of the important Thigpen years – which most folks know from the early 60s Verve Recordings – this huge amount of material is a dream come true – especially as the set is very heavily focused on tracks from the years of 1961 and 1962, when the trio was in top form. Many tracks are quite long – in territory similar to the Live In Chicago recordings by the group – and titles include "Cubano Chant", "Moanin", "Whisper Not", "Somewhere", "I Feel Pretty", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "On Green Dolphin Street", "The Lamp Is Low", "My Heart Stood Still", "Jet Song", "Tin Tin Deo", "Daahoud", "Jordu", "Little Suzie", "Ill Wind", and "I Remember Clifford". CD

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonLive In Paris 1962 ... LP
Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (France), 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set of rare live material from legendary pianist Oscar Peterson – recorded in Paris during a time when his star was really rising on the global scene! The tracks were recorded for French radio, at the Olympia Theater in the city – and the package features the famous trio with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums! For fans of the important Thigpen years – which most folks know from the early 60s Verve Recordings – this extra material is a dream come true – especially as the set is from a time when the trio was in top form. Many tracks are quite long – in territory similar to the Live In Chicago recordings by the group – and titles include "Cubano Chant", "Whisper Not", "The Lamp Is Low", "Jet Song", "Tin Tin Deo", and "Yours Is My Heart Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonNight Train ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Oscar Peterson's biggest records ever – one of those albums we turn up time and time again when digging through classic jazz collections – and for good reason too, given the lasting power of the set! The album's got a rock-solid sound that's filled with soul – almost a bit more down and dirty than some of Peterson's earlier work, very much in the spirit of the group's hit performance of the title track. In a way, the album's almost Oscar's answer to some of the rising younger stars in the soul jazz scene – and is proof that the master still can do things as great as the artists he inspired. Ray Brown is on bass and Ed Thigpen is on drums – and tracks include "Bag's Groove", "Georgia On My Mind", "Easy Does It", "Band Call", and "Night Train". CD

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonNight Train (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Oscar Peterson's biggest records ever – one of those albums we turn up time and time again when digging through classic jazz collections – and for good reason too, given the lasting power of the set! The album's got a rock-solid sound that's filled with soul – almost a bit more down and dirty than some of Peterson's earlier work, very much in the spirit of the group's hit performance of the title track. In a way, the album's almost Oscar's answer to some of the rising younger stars in the soul jazz scene – and is proof that the master still can do things as great as the artists he inspired. Ray Brown is on bass and Ed Thigpen is on drums – and tracks include "Bag's Groove", "Georgia On My Mind", "Easy Does It", "Band Call", and "Night Train". CD
(Out of print, 2008 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOn The Town With The Oscar Peterson Trio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Piano, guitar, and bass – all moving along at an almost effortless pace – and a perfect model of the fluid Oscar Peterson sound of the mid 50s! There's a lightly grooving, almost-singing quality to most of the tunes on the set – that ringing Peterson piano sound meeting up with the guitar of Herb Ellis and the warmer bass of Ray Brown – all moving perfectly together in an exploration of a number of familiar tunes. At times, some bluesier modes come into play – but never in a way that's too forced or hokey – and titles include "The Champ", "Easy Listenin' Blues", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Should I", and "When Lights Are Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson At The Concertgebouw ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual live date for Oscar Peterson – in that it wasn't actually officially recorded by Verve, but done by a fan and handed over to Norman Granz at a later date! Given that origin, though, the material is quite strong – recorded with an edge that's slightly earthier than usual for Verve at the time, but with a clarity that still beautifully displays Peterson's dynamic work on the keys – as well as the gentle guitar backing of Herb Ellis and the always-great bass tones of Ray Brown. Titles include "Daahoud", "Bluesology", "Budo", "Evrev", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Quartet ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from Oscar Peterson – 1952 sessions that originally appeared on 10" album releases, then were issued on this Clef Records set with a cool David Stone Martin cover sketch! The group features Oscar with frequent partner Ray Brown on bass – plus drums from Alvin Stoller and guitar from Barney Kessel – the latter of whom plays in a way that's different than the guitar/piano pairing Peterson got with Herb Ellis. Tracks are all nice and long – and include "Body & Soul", "Oh, Lady Be Good", "The Astaire Blues" and "Stompin At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams and spine, with several pieces of aged tape holding the top & bottom.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonSwiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol 16 – JATP Lausanne 1953 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1953. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oscar Peterson in a very Jazz At The Philharmonic mode – working here in a live setting with an all-star group of Verve Records contemporaries – including Lester Young and Flip Phillips on tenor, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Willie Smith on alto, Ray Brown on bass, Barney Kessel on guitar, and both Gene Krupa and JC Heard on drums! Tracks are all nice and long, and have that excellent JATP approach – a bit jam session, with room for all the soloists to get their voices heard – but also maybe a bit tighter overall, which was always one of the main appeals of the format. The whole set was recorded with great fidelity by Swiss Radio – and titles include "Dark Eyes", "Tea For Two", "C Jam Blues", "Idaho", "Cottontail", and a medley of "I Cover The Waterfront/Indian Summer/Isn't This A Lovely Day". CD

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonWe Get Requests ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key example of the popularity of the Oscar Peterson Trio in the mid 60s – an album of tracks that listeners wanted to hear done in the group's familiar style! The tunes are simple ones, mostly standards and 60s covers – but they're done by Oscar, Ray Brown, and Ed Thigpen in a mode that grooves along with lots of warm melodic touches! Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "D&E", and "Time & Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing.)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson & Joe PassA Salle Pleyel ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson & Milt JacksonVery Tall ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Milt Jackson joins the Oscar Peterson Trio – helping the group to hit some great new space with his magical work on vibes! Jackson's got an open, airy feel – an approach that almost lets Peterson punctuate the tunes a bit more with his piano – while the pair get strong rhythmic support from the bass of Ray Brown and lyrical drums of Ed Thigpen. Tunes are open and relaxed, letting Milt hit some great mellow tones – and titles include "Green Dolphin Street", "Heartstrings", "The Work Song", "John Brown's Body", "A Wonderful Guy" and "Reunion Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has some wear and small pen marks in the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson TrioBursting Out – With The All Star Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous little record that has Oscar Peterson really pushing the fuller, stronger sound he started with his trio of Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen – a set that features additional backings by Ernie Wilkins behind the core sound of the piano combo! The mode here is in that "all soul" style of Peterson's huge-selling Verve albums from the time – but the addition of a larger group makes for a mode that's even fresher – because Oscar rarely used any larger backings, so the record's a real standout! Hearing the strength of the tracks, we're a bit surprised that Peterson never made more albums like this – because there seems to be added inspiration from Wilkins' presence, giving Oscar even more focus and drive on his solos. A rare outing, but a great one – with titles that include "Blues For Big Scotia", "Tricotism", "Manteca", "I'm Old Fashioned", "West Coast Blues", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Oscar Peterson, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Roy Eldridge, & OthersJazz Giants – Concert In Sweden 1972 ... LP
Unique Jazz (France), 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare European live set – almost like a 70s take on the Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts – with Oscar Peterson on piano, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Benny Carter on alto, Al Grey on trombone, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Loui Bellson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong & Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate the tunes a bit more strongly, and give them that gently swinging rhythm that always works well with Armstrong's style. The real surprise, though, is Louis' voice – which is simple, almost elegant at times – and free from some of the gimmicks of other 50s sessions, or the too-playful style of his better-known duets of the period. We really love his gentle, honest approach to the lyrics here – on tunes that include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Moon Song", "What's New", "There's No You", "You Go To My Head", "That Old Feeling", and "Let's Fall In Love". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – including "Let's Do It", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Makin Whoopee". CD

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Big 6 At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
With Milt Jackson on vibes, Joe Pass on guitar, and Toots Thielemans on harmonica. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, a sticker and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonFiorello! ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A refreshingly new set of tunes for Oscar Peterson to work his magic on – titles pulled from the musical Fiorello, a big hit at the time of recording, but virtually forgotten now! As usual, Peterson makes more with the tunes than might ever have been there in the first place – but it's the way that he does so that makes the album so great – and it's certainly a treat to hear some unfamiliar backdrops to allow him to take off on keys. Titles include "Little Tin Box", "Gentleman Jimmy", "Unfair", "On The Side Of The Angels", "Where Do I Go From Here", and "Politics & Poker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has some light age spots.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonNostalgic Memories ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Vinyl is oxidized on Side B and plays with surface noise. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonTrio – Live From Chicago ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Strong work from the Peterson Trio's London House gig in Chicago in 1961 – material that offers some slightly longer than usual takes on the group's sound, especially on a few numbers that really let Oscar open up on the keys! The group here is the legendary combo with Ed Thigpen on drums and Ray Brown on bass – but on the album's long versions of "Sometimes I'm Happy", "In The Wee Small Hours" and "Chicago", it's Oscar's inventive work on the keys that really dominates the nearly 10 minute run of each track. Other shorter tunes include "Billy Boy", "Whisper Not", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Includes five bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... CD
Verve/Definitive (Spain), 1954. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The original album of lovely clarinet work by Buddy DeFranco –backed by Oscar Peterson's quartet – plus a mammoth bonus number that runs nearly half an hour! The players includes Ray Brown on bass, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Louis Bellson on guitar. The tracks are open-ended, in that swinging Verve style used on the best mid 50s LPs – and while the Peterson group doesn't work in the same soul style of some of DeFranco's recordings with Sonny Clark, they make up for it with their own light touch that helps DeFranco take some chances on his solos! Titles include "Sweet & Lovely", "Fascinating Rhythm", Pick Yourself Up", "Love For Sale", and "Easy To Love". As a bonus track for this edition you get the 23+ minute "Lullaby In Rhythm" – recorded with the same personel plus all star winds Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris and Flip Phillips – with great soloing throughout! CD

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Stan GetzStan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $4.99
A great little session – and a meeting that was one of the best things to happen to the Oscar Peterson trio during the 50s! Stan's tone fits perfectly with the group here – and his playing next to the guitar of Herb Ellis recalls many of the fine strengths of the early 50s Getz sides with Jimmy Raney – although somehow coming across with even more depth and imagination here – probably a result of the more sophisticated approach to productions handled by Verve! Peterson's no slouch, either – but Stan's the man who really makes the session sparkle – as you'll hear on tunes that include "Tour's End", "Bronx Blues", "I Was Doing All Right", and "I'm Glad There's You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill HendersonBill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the best records ever from vocalist Bill Henderson – thanks to excellent small group backing from the Oscar Peterson Trio! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alvin QueenOP – A Tribute To Oscar Peterson ... LP
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A tribute to the late Oscar Peterson – but one that may well smoke more than any recording by the man himself – thanks to rock-solid work on drums from the great Alvin Queen! Queen's spent most of his life away from these shores, but he continues to blow us away with the inventiveness of his approach – a style that's subtle, but which always has that little "something extra" that can make one jazz album stand out from the next – as is definitely the case here! Peterson's position in the trio is handed by Danish pianist Zier Romme Larsen – a gifted player with a nice balance between lyricism and groove – and the bass in the trio is from Ida Hvid, a contemporary of Larsen. Titles include Peterson originals – "Sushi", "Cake Walk", "Wheatland", "Jesus Christ Lies Here Tonight", "The Last Supper", and "When Summer Comes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $6.99
Sonny Stitt makes Oscar Peterson sit up and groove! The record's a great one, and uses the Peterson Trio as a perfect rhythm section for Sonny's confidently blown solos of the late 50s – in a way that pushes the combo past their usual safe area, and into more freewheeling territory to keep up with Stitt's sense of power and invention! The tunes on the set are every bit as great as those on Sonny's own albums as a leader for Verve – crisp, clear, and perfectly blown – a masterpiece of subtle creativity and one of the greatest tones to ever emerge from the saxophone! Titles include "Au Privave", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Moten Swing", and "Easy Does It". CD
Also available Sonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. Used ... $9.99
Sonny Stitt makes Oscar Peterson sit up and groove! The record's a great one, and uses the Peterson Trio as a perfect rhythm section for Sonny's confidently blown solos of the late 50s – in a way that pushes the combo past their usual safe area, and into more freewheeling territory to keep up with Stitt's sense of power and invention! The tunes on the set are every bit as great as those on Sonny's own albums as a leader for Verve – crisp, clear, and perfectly blown – a masterpiece of subtle creativity and one of the greatest tones to ever emerge from the saxophone! Titles include "Au Privave", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Moten Swing", and "Easy Does It" – plus this Japanese pressing includes 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Lester YoungPresident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1952. Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lester Young joins the Oscar Peterson trio – and the result is a classic meeting of the minds from early 50s Verve! Young's tone is tremendous throughout – that sharp-yet-cool style that had such a big influence on other 50s players, and which gets some great support here from Peterson's group, which also features guest guitar from Barney Kessel. Oscar's piano lines are a bit more forceful than usual – possibly because of the presence of Prez – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Ad Lib Blues", "Just You, Just Me", and "Almost Like Being In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging with tape over splitting seams.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPresident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Lester Young joins the Oscar Peterson trio – and the result is a classic meeting of the minds from early 50s Verve! Young's tone is tremendous throughout – that sharp-yet-cool style that had such a big influence on other 50s players, and which gets some great support here from Peterson's group, which also features guest guitar from Barney Kessel. Oscar's piano lines are a bit more forceful than usual – possibly because of the presence of Prez – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Ad Lib Blues", "Just You, Just Me", and "Almost Like Being In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Vital Vinyl series!)

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✨✧ Alvin QueenOP – A Tribute To Oscar Peterson ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tribute to the late Oscar Peterson – but one that may well smoke more than any recording by the man himself – thanks to rock-solid work on drums from the great Alvin Queen! Queen's spent most of his life away from these shores, but he continues to blow us away with the inventiveness of his approach – a style that's subtle, but which always has that little "something extra" that can make one jazz album stand out from the next – as is definitely the case here! Peterson's position in the trio is handed by Danish pianist Zier Romme Larsen – a gifted player with a nice balance between lyricism and groove – and the bass in the trio is from Ida Hvid, a contemporary of Larsen. Titles include Peterson originals – "Sushi", "Cake Walk", "Wheatland", "Jesus Christ Lies Here Tonight", "The Last Supper", and "When Summer Comes". CD
Also available OP – A Tribute To Oscar Peterson ... LP 24.99
 
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Monty AlexanderMontreux Alexander – Live! At The Montreux Festival ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1976. Used Gatefold ... $7.99
A stone classic from pianist Monty Alexander – a live date recorded for MPS in the mid 70s, and a set with even more fire than his studio sides for the label! The sound here is quite freewheeling at times – not funky, but in a very romping, gutbuckety mode that marks Alexander as a clear heir to Oscar Peterson in such a setting – but one who's also possibly bringing a bit more groove to the table! Rhythm is from John Clayton on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums – who are perfect accompanists for Monty's nicely rolling style on the keys! Titles include "Drown In My Own Tears", "Feelings", "Work Song", "Nite Mist Blues", and "Satin Doll". CD
(Great LP sleeve edition – new remastering, new notes, and even a picture of the original master tape!)

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✨✧ Amadeo Ariano/Luca Bulgarelli/Francesca TandoiTriplets (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Albore Jazz (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A really crackling little album from this Italian trio – a group led by drummer Amedeo Ariano, which maybe gives them a slightly different approach to the music than the usual piano trio! Pianist Francesca Tandoi is very much on top of things – grabbing notes in bold handfuls, and using them to sculpt a surprisingly soulful sound for the set – but many of the tunes are also very strongly driven by the rhythm duo, with Ariano on drums and Luca Bulgarelli on bass – the latter of whom we might be discovering here for the first time, but have become instant fans – thanks to the richness of his sound! The tunes are all familiar, but they're exploded nicely – in that way that only the best trios can do, like the Oscar Peterson combo of the 60s with Ray Brown on bass. There's a female singer in a few spots – we assume it's Tandoi – but most of the focus is instrumental. Tracks include "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "FSR", "The Sheik Of Araby", "You Don't Know Me", "BulgArianTandoj", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". CD

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Fred AstaireMr Top Hat ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Great jazz-based work from Fred Astaire – set up here in a combo that includes Flip Phillips on tenor, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Oscar Peterson on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover is discolored from age.)

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Roy EldridgeStrolling Mr Eldridge (10 inch LP) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $33.99
An unusual Verve date from Roy Eldridge – a sweet 10 inch album that has Roy's trumpet backed by the Oscar Peterson trio – on titles that include "Echoes Of Harlem", "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", "Somebody Loves Me", and "Willow Weep For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing! Cover is great – but has a small numbered sticker in one corner.)

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Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry EdisonTour De Force – The Trumpets Of Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry Edison ... LP
Verve, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A triple-trumpet session with a really wonderful sound – the kind of all-star date that only a label like Verve could have done so well! As you'll guess from the title, the record's a showcase for the three trumpeters in the lead – and the tracks are long, with plenty of space for each player to state their case in a very distinct solo voice. Rhythm is by a familiar quartet that features Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – and the use of guitar in a set like this creates an especially ringing tone at the bottom, one that often seems echoed by the brighter notes of the trumpet over the top. The album's got a great extended "Ballad Medley", plus long takes on "Tour De Force" and "Steeplechase". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Stan GetzOut Of Nowhere – Dear Old Stan Getz Vol 2 ... LP
Marshmallow (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $44.99
Great overseas material from Stan Getz – tracks that echo some of his work on the Stan Getz At Large album from Sweden, but which also take off nicely in other directions as well! The first half of the set features Stan blowing tenor with piano from Swedish genius Jan Johansson, plus rhythm from the Oscar Peterson team of Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums! The set's got an unusual balance that sets it apart from even other Getz albums of the time – a vibe that might have made it a special Verve album, had it gotten released at the time – recorded beautifully with a clarity that matches any of Stan's studio albums too! Tracks are nice and long, with wonderfully fluid tenor lines from Getz – and titles include "Land's End", "Woody N You", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", and "I Remember Clifford". Next are two tracks recorded in Stockholm in 1958 - with Oscar Peterson on piano and Herb Ellis on guitar – on "Out Of Nowhere" and "It Never Entered My Mind". Last are three numbers recorded in Copenhagen in 1959 – with Johansson on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Joe Harris on drums – on "Laverne Walk", "I Remember Clifford", and "Stuffy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 999! Heavy vinyl in a heavy tip-on cover!)

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Stan Getz & JJ JohnsonStan Getz & JJ Johnson At The Opera House (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
A strange pairing – but that's sometimes what makes these Verve "pro meets pro" sets from the 50s so great. Getz and Johnson are backed by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Connie Kay – and the tracks are longish, with plenty of solo room in the open jam session mode of the recording. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "My Funny Valentine", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Blues In The Closet". CD
(Out of print – and includes obi! Very cool pressing – with a gatefold cover that features both variations of the album's cover!)

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Stan Getz & JJ JohnsonStan Getz & JJ Johnson Set 1957 (aka Stan Getz & JJ Johnson At The Opera House) ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $0.99
A strange pairing – but that's sometimes what makes these Verve "pro meets pro" sets from the 50s so great. Getz and Johnson are backed by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Connie Kay – and the tracks are longish, with plenty of solo room in the open jam session mode of the recording. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "My Funny Valentine", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonHamp! ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great set from that unique small combo moment in the career of vibist Lionel Hampton – that Verve Records stretch when he stepped away from his big band, and cut a handful of small group records that really let him open up on the vibes! This set's one of the best from that time – and features a quartet with Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – with four long tracks that are nice and long, with lots of great solos on piano and vibes! Titles include "The Nearness Of You", "How High the Moon", and "Just One of Those Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve MGM pressing – record and cover are nice!)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Quintet ... CD
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
A great CD that combines 2 Verve albums by Hamp – both in the mode of his excellent early 50s side! Unlike earlier work, Hamp here plays in a small group setting – working with Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Buddy De Franco, carving out long tracks that have a heck of a lot of room for soloing, and which are handled in an open-ended mode that's much more like the Verve Jam Session style than some of the other sets on the label at the time. Two of the tracks stretch over 10 minutes long, and others are all pretty nicely timed too – leaving Hamp and the others with plenty of room for solos! Titles include "These Foolish Things", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Je Ne Se Pas", "Sunny Side Of The Street", and a very long version of "Flying Home". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... LP
Verve, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A classic set in the best Verve Records mode – as these two mature giants of the tenor sax get lots of room to open up and solo with a great rhythm section at the core! Both Hawkins and Webster have a fantastic sense of tone and timing – and the space of the record really lets you hear the charms of both in equal measure – with backing from Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely – and titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Vital Vinyl series!)

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Milt JacksonAin't But A Few Of Us Left (Pablo Jazz Classics) ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The title's a bit self-pitying, but the music certainly isn't – and even at this late point in his career, the sound of Milt Jackson is coming across loud and clear – possibly more so, because Milt's firmly shaken off the mellower modes of his years with the MJQ! The record has Jackson working with the Oscar Peterson trio with Ray Brown on bass and Grady Tate on drums – and the overall structure of the tunes is definitely dictated by Peterson, but very strongly touched by Jackson once his vibes ring into the mix. Titles include "Stuffy", "Body & Soul", "What Am I Here For", "If I Should Lose You", "A Time For Love", and "Ain't But A Few Of Us Left". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing.)

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Milt JacksonMilt Jackson Big 4 At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Milt Jackson's working here with his "Big 4" group – a quartet (natch) that includes Oscar Peterson on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – all opening up nicely in this laidback live environment! Despite the Montreux hype of the 70s, the record's got a surprisingly intimate feel – and offers a nicely restrained Peterson doing some very sensitive solo work – augmented by some of Jackson's most chromatic sounds on vibes. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "Night Mist Blues", "Stella By Starlight", "Speed Ball", "Nature Boy", and "Funji Mama". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorm Granz' Jam Session #8 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
An early Norm Granz production, before they were issued under the JATP moniker, though basically the same idea. In fact, this set would later get repackaged as a JATP side. As you'd expect, it's an all star cast, with a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Buddy Rich. Side one is a blowing session entitled "Jam Blues" and side two is the "Ballad Medley" stringing together bits of "Tenderly", "I've Got The World On A String", "What's New", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good","Don't Blame Me", "Imagination", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Body & Soul" and "She's Funny That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some faded marker, clear tape on the seams and spine, some aging, and pen on back.)

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Guido Manusardi TrioSwingin ... CD
Abeat (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastically swinging album from Italian piano giant Guido Manusardi – a player who works here with a lot more groove in his left hand than we remember, and very strong support from the other two members of his trio! There's a rock-solid focus to the record right from the start – a vibe that's almost like some classic trio date from the Oscar Peterson generation – in which familiar tunes are really transformed, thanks to the swinging, soulful energy of the combo – which also features Roberto Piccolo on bass and Gianni Cazzola on drums. The set includes one nice original by Manusardi, "Mr G" – and other tunes include "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", "Three Flowers", "Love For Sale", "Just Friends", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Quiet Now". CD

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Naoki NishiMy Little Suede Shoes ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
The title might be a little cutesy, but the album's a rock-solid effort from pianist Naoki Nishi – an artist who's maybe not as well-known on these shores as some of his Japanese contemporaries, but who delivers a wonderful performance throughout! The album's a trio date – all acoustic – with Kazuyo Yamaguchi on bass and Takeshi Inomata on drums – both rhythm players that are maybe even more snappingly groovy here than usual, and who do a great job of working with Nishi's soul-drenched approach to the piano! There's almost an Oscar Peterson vibe at times – that mix of groove and lyricism – and titles include "Jubilation", "Billy Boy", "Skylark", "Doxy", and "My Little Suede Shoes". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Joe SeraBest Sellers ... LP
Takt (Japan), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great work from the trio of pianist Joe Sera – a very soulful player who could give 60s Les McCann or Oscar Peterson a run for their money! Some tracks feature added vibes or guitar – and titles include "Playin", "Mac's Blues", "Watermelon Man", "Ehe He", "Fuzzy & Wild", "Can't Get Over The Bossa Nova", "So Danco Samba", and "Corcovado". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original textured gatefold cover – but without heavy cardboard tray. Vinyl is great, but has a short click in one spot.)

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Ben Webster & Coleman HawkinsTenor Giants ... LP
Verve, 1957/1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A late 70s pressing of some classic Verve sides from the 50s, featuring two masters of the tenor, blowing side by side in a couple of small group settings: one with rhythm backing by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Alvin Stoller and the other with Jimmy Jones, Les Spann, Ray Brown and Jo Jones, plus Roy Eldridge and Budd Johnson in the frontline. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't butting heads with each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely. Titles include "Blues For Yolande", "La Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "It Never Entered My Mind", "De-Dar", "Time After Time", "Young Bean" and "In A Mellowtone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Tsuyoshi YamamotoSummertime ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
Great work from one of the most dynamic Japanese pianists of the 70s – a player who's straighter than some of his contemporaries, but also has a very soulful swing as well! Tsuyoshi Yamamoto really opens up in a live setting – and concert dates like this represent some of his best work ever – a really open, flowing format that has Yamamoto moving in territory that's a bit like Oscar Peterson at his live best – but which also allows for a bit more of the free play that Japanese trios of the time were hitting. The group features excellent work on bass from Akira Daiyoshi and drums from Shinji Mori – and titles include "Like Someone In Love", "Cookin The Blues", "Summertime", and "The Way You Look Tonight". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 13 ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A lucky number 13 for the Brownswood Bubblers series – a great reminder that the compilation is still one of the best places we know for getting turned onto new music from the global underground! And by that, we don't mean the lame dance music "underground" of more than a decade ago – where this week's big track would go stale by the next. Instead, this territory is much richer – plumbed by DJ Gilles Peterson via his Worldwide Radio series, and the always-great work of the Brownswood label – an imprint that's dedicated to finding the best sort of genre-crossing, category-defying music we've always loved here at Dusty Groove! The tracks within are proof that in the right hands, soul, jazz, and other styles know no boundaries – or limits of imagination – on cuts that include "Ley Lines" by Emma Jean Thackray, "Nuketown" by Tiana Khasi, "Something My Heart Trusts" by Yazmin Lacey, "Ideas" by Sonnymoon, "No White God" by Oscar #Worldpeace, "Move" by Lynda Dawn, "Sailor" by Wu Lu feat Binisa Bonner, "Only Trying 2 Tell U" by Puma Blue, "Jury Judge Executioner" by Alxnder London, and "Continue The Fun (space version)" by Mauskovic Dance Band. CD

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VariousHarold Arlen – American Songbook Series ... CD
Smithsonian, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Includes music from Judy Garland, Benny Goodman, Ethel Merman, Nat Cole, Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters, Pearl Bailey, Frances Wayne, Mel Torme, and Oscar Peterson – 22 tracks in all CD

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VariousJazz At The Santa Monica Civic 72 (3LP box set) ... LP
Pablo, 1972. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $11.99
Almost a return to the Jazz At The Philharmonic style – an early 70s live set that features work by Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Roy Eldridge! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVerve Elite Edition – Collectors' Disc 1954 to 1965 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
Music from Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster, Harry "Sweets" Edison & Buck Clayton, Roy Eldridge & Benny Carter, Oscar Peterson, Johnny Hodges & Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Tal Farlow & Jimmy Smith. CD
(Out of print, mark through digipack barcode.)

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VariousWave – The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1960s/Early 70s/1994. Used ... $2.99
Music from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson & more. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Harry EdisonGee Baby Ain't I Good To You ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A laidback, late nite sort of session from trumpeter Harry Edison – one that definitely lets him play in the "sweets" style that gave him his name! The group's got an easygoing feel – Ben Webster on tenor, Oscar Peterson on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar – and titles include "Blues For The Blues", "Blues For Piney Brown", "Blues For Bill Basie", "Taste On The Place", and "Moonlight In Vermont". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has a cutout hole, with clear tape along a splitting bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonAir Mail Special ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the standout gems from Lionel Hampton's 50s sessions for Verve – wonderful small combo recordings that let Hamp stretch out in freer solo space than usual! Although the Hampton fame always lay in his popularly-touring bigger band, and all its related pyrotechnics, we've always loved Lionel's sound in a more intimate setting – and the way his ringing tone on the vibes prefaces work to come in later years by Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Nelson, and others – bold, soulful, and surprisingly modern at times. There's a metallic quality to the solo work on these sides that we really like a lot – and which offers a nice contrast to Milt Jackson's vibes of the period through its more powerfully pronounced understanding of the instrument's tone. The core group is a quartet – with Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – and half the set features the clarinet of Buddy DeFranco. All tracks are nice and long – almost jam-session style – and titles include "Soft Winds", "Airmail Special", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "It's Only A Paper Moon". CD
(SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousKubrick's Music – Selections From The Films Of Stanley Kubrick (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge set of music – one that's maybe a bit different than you might expect! Right from the start, Stanley Kubrick was a groundbreaking director – one who had a great sense of music on the screen – sometimes from film scores that he'd commission for his movies, sometimes from previous recordings that were used in really effective ways in a scene! This package focuses strongly on that second half of the Kubrick legacy – and includes selections by a huge amount of talents – including Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Coltrane, Sergei Prokofiev, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johan Strauss, Toots Thielemans, Vera Lynn, Oscar Peterson, Bela Bartok, and others – as used in films that include Dr Strangelove, 2001 A Space Oddysey, Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut. The set also features film scores from Spartacus by Alex North and Lolita by Nelson Riddle – and the whole thing comes in a box set with a booklet – featuring 69 tracks in all, with a lot of musical surprises! CD

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✨✧ Roy EldridgeRockin Chair ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A nice little session that features Roy with an expanded group – a core combo that features Oscar Peterson on organ and piano, Buddy Tate on tenor, Ray Brown on bass, and Barney Kessel on guitar, plus a larger set of string backings by George Williams. Tracks are short, with mostly solos by Eldridge – and titles include "Roy's Riff", "Sweet Lorraine", "Yard Dog", "Little Jazz", "Rockin Chair", "Easter Parade", and "Jumbo The Elephant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing, UMV 2686, including the insert.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan & OthersJazz Giants '58 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
An all-star session put together by Verve in 1958 – one that features a septet of some of the label's biggest giants in jazz at the time! The format here is a bit open-ended – almost like some of the earlier JATP sessions on Verve – with lots of room for personal interaction between the soloists, especially the horn players in the lead! These include Stan Getz on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, and Harry Edison on trumpet – working alongside Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. Titles include a beautiful extended "Ballad Medley" – really a great illustration of the freedoms that Verve brought to jazz recording in the 50s – plus the titles"Chocolate Sundae", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Candy". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanHow Long Has This Been Going On ... CD
Pablo, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little date – one that's presented here with a really classic sense of jazz vocal recording, but oddly the kind of record that Sarah Vaughn hardly ever got to make back in the 50s! The setting is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louis Bellson – but all players are nicely relaxed here, and never too uptight, or trying to over-express their place in the lineup – and instead step forward gently, quietly, to match Sarah's wonderfully mature vocals on the record. Titles include "Easy Living", "You're Blase", "More Than You Know", "Teach Me Tonight", "Body & Soul", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Midnight Sun". CD

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✨✧ VariousJoyful Jazz – Christmas With Verve Vol 2 – The Instrumentals ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1980s/2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The sound of jazz is always the sound of Christmas in our house – as there's a certain sort of vibe that the music seems to bring to the holiday – where the warmth and personal energy of a jazz performance can really open up a Christmas tune! This set is a great illustration of that quality – as it brings together a wonderful array of Holiday jazz performances – many from the 60s, at a time when the blend of jazz and Christmas was really hitting its heights – plus a few well-chosen numbers from later years, including some Blue Note recordings mixed in with Verve numbers. Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Ramsey Lewis, "The Little Drummer Boy" by Kenny Burrell, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Tom Scott, "Frosty The Snowman" by Roy Hargrove & Christmas McBride, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Jimmy Smith, "Let It Snow" by Nelson Rangell, "I'll Be Home For Christmas/Sleigh Ride" by Eliane Elias, "Greensleeves" by John Coltrane, "Those Soulful Jingle Bells" by Mark Whitfield, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Bill Evans, "Silver Bells" by Kevin Eubanks, "Swingle Jingle" by Lionel Hampton, and a previously unreleased track – "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Oscar Peterson. CD

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A classic set in the best Verve Records mode – as these two mature giants of the tenor sax get lots of room to open up and solo with a great rhythm section at the core! Both Hawkins and Webster have a fantastic sense of tone and timing – and the space of the record really lets you hear the charms of both in equal measure – with backing from Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely – and titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese Polygram pressing, UMV 2532, with obi and insert.)
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