Sunday, January 24, 2010

Oscar PETERSON And The Bassists - Montreux 1977

Oscar PETERSON And The Bassists - Montreux  1977
1989 Issue OJCCD-383-2

This is an interesting album, one of many taken from the concerts sponsored by Pablo Records at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival. Pianist Oscar Peterson is teamed in an unusual trio with both Ray Brown and Niels Pedersen on basses. Sticking to standards and two blues on the boppish set, Peterson allows both of his sidemen plenty of solo space, permitting listeners to compare the large tone of Brown with the speedy fingers of Pedersen.
By Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
Oscar Peterson is one of the few monster speed players who can stay musical. This CD is an absolute essential for bassists esspecially. Neils Henning Orsted-Pederson is one of the first real upright burners, his lines are so fast an clean. This juxaposed to the late great Ray Browns beautifull melodies and tasty chops is a course in Everything you need to know to play upright. Rays impecible time keeps this cd moving along, leaving no desire for a drummer.Although all of them overplay and show off past the point of musicality, with three of the most advanced and inovative musicians in thier fields, this cd is a must have.
By Adam Frederick.
Ray Brown- Bass
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis- Sax (Tenor)
Bobby Durham- Drums
Dizzy Gillespie- Trumpet
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen- Bass
Oscar Peterson- Piano
Clark Terry- Trumpet
Count Basie,Milt Jackson,Papblo All-Stars
01. There Is No Greater Love 5:50
02. You Look Good To Me 6:49
03. People 6:26
04. Reunion Blues 6:37
05. Teach Me Tonight 8:59
06. Sweet Georgia Brown 5:03
07. Soft Winds 6:19