Oscar Peterson – Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Songbook

Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Songbook

発売日: 1996年2月27日
レーベル: Polygram Records
アーティスト: Oscar Peterson
時間: 70分

The two Songbook series (1952-4 & 1959) represented in Oscar Peterson Plays The Gershwin Songbook were not just major enterprises but badly misunderstood ones. Even critics sympathetic to the pianist have bemoaned the brevity of the tracks and consequent thinness of improvisation; that is fundamentally to ignore Oscar's overriding purpose, which was to focus on the composers' art, not his own. So forget about OP the concert virtuoso and wallow instead in two dozen immaculately intelligent tributes to an incomparable talent, incorporating a succession of arrangements that commemorate the imagination and depth of Peterson's musical brain. If wishing to sample, go for the 1959 "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", a miniature masterpiece distinguished for its wit, exquisite touch and infallible pulse. But don't hang about: the 1952 album appeared (briefly) on vinyl in the mid 1980s, while its 1959 companion has been unavailable for well over a generation. --Richard Palmer
  1. It Ain't Necessarily So
  2. The Man I Love
  3. Love Walked In
  4. I Was Doing All Right
  5. A Foggy Day
  6. Oh, Lady, Be Good!
  7. Love Is Here To Stay
  8. They All Laughed
  9. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  10. Summertime
  11. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  12. Shall We Dance?
  13. The Man I Love
  14. Fascinating Rhythm
  15. It Ain't Necessarily So
  16. Somebody Loves Me
  17. Strike Up The Band
  18. I've Got A Crush On You
  19. I Was Doing All Right
  20. 'S Wonderful
  21. Oh, Lady, Be Good!
  22. I Got Rhythm
  23. A Foggy Day
  24. Love Walked In