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Compact Jazz: Oscar Peterson


Download links and information about Compact Jazz: Oscar Peterson by Oscar Peterson. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 57:07 minutes.

Artist: Oscar Peterson
Release date: 1987
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 57:07
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No. Title Length
1. Let's Fall in Love 3:48
2. The Shadow of Your Smile 4:59
3. Roundalay (featuring Clark Terry, The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:55
4. Django [Live] 7:19
5. Autumn Leaves 6:40
6. Easy Listening Blues 3:23
7. Mack the Knife (featuring Clark Terry, The Oscar Peterson Trio) 5:14
8. Wheatland 5:27
9. If I Were a Bell 5:05
10. Stella by Starlight 4:38
11. Misty 6:39



Taken from sessions for the Mercury label co-opted by Verve, this 11-tune set has pianist Oscar Peterson in exclusively small-group settings, mostly trios. Trumpeter Clark Terry joins in for the Peterson original "Roundalay" and a spirited "Mack the Knife." There's one other O.P. composition, the pensive "Wheatland," with the rest being a solid fare of standards, ballads, and blues. You expect Peterson to cut loose once in a while, and he does on a rip-roaring take of "If I Were a Bell." A compacted slice of his huge discography for sure — there are larger collections from this mid-'60s time frame, and better single albums — but these are good picks during what was a fruitful period for the great Canadian jazzman. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi