Oscar Peterson in Russia [2CD] {Pablo}

Oscar Peterson in Russia [2CD] {Pablo}

Bop, Piano

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482 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Although the music of this two-LP set was recording at a concert in the Soviet Union, it is a fairly typical recital by pianist Oscar Peterson with no obvious reference to the exotic location. Peterson takes five selections unaccompanied, performs four others as duets with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and adds drummer Jake Hanna to the nine remaining numbers.

Other than three originals, all of the music is comprised of veteran standards and, although no real surprises occur, the results are what one would expect from the great Oscar Peterson, who alternates hard swingers with sensitive ballad renditions.

Disc.1; 01. I Got it Bad (and that ain’t Good) (5:18)
Disc.1; 02. I Concentrate on You (4:50)
Disc.1; 03. Place St. Henri (6:29)
Disc.1; 04. Hogtown Blues (3:17)
Disc.1; 05. On Green Dolphin Street (6:21)
Disc.1; 06. You Stepped Out of a Dream (6:11)
Disc.1; 07. Wave (5:39)
Disc.1; 08. On the Trail (5:10)

Disc.2; 01. Take the “A” Train (4:52)
Disc.2; 02. Summertime (5:10)
Disc.2; 03. Just Friends (5:38)
Disc.2; 04. Do You Know what it Means to Miss New Orleans (3:38)
Disc.2; 05. Medley: I Loves You, Porgy / Georgia on My Mind (7:23)
Disc.2; 06. Li’l Darlin’ (6:54)
Disc.2; 07. Watch what Happens (8:15)
Disc.2; 08. Hallelujah Trail (6:57)
Disc.2; 09. Someone to Watch over Me (4:07)

Oscar Peterson – piano on all tracks
Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen – bass (Disc.1, #5-8 & Disc.2)
Jake Hanna – drums (Disc.2)

Produced by Norman Granzinsky
Recorded in Tallinn, Russia; November 17, 1974
Remastering, 1996 – Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
Art direction by Phil Carroll
Design: Giles Margerin
Photography by Phil Stern
Liner notes by Benny Green

Pablo Records, Tenth and Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710
1976, 1996 – Fantasy, Inc.

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