Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown – Tenderly + 1 Bonus Track! (180 gram vinyl)


Out of stock

SKU: 8436569194461 Category:


Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown – Tenderly + 1 Bonus Track!

180 gram vinyl

Oscar Peterson (born in Montreal, Canada, on August 15, 1925; he passed away on December 23, 2007 at the age of 82) was convinced by jazz producer Norman Granz to travel to the United States in 1949, where he became one of the most featured musicians in the "Granz caravan",with respect to both studio recordings and as part of the touring Jazz atthe Philharmonic group. Peterson recorded as an accompanist for manyother stars, and also as a leader. While most of his sessions were with his trio, the present album showcases him in piano-bass duets with Ray Brown and Major Holley. Although he had been recorded by Granz playing at Carnegie Hall on September 18, 1949 (the three tunes were eventually released), the March 1950 date with Ray Brown marks the pianist's first American studio recording, and Peterson's original, the first tune recorded at that session, was appropriately titled "Debut". AllMusic: "Although it is not obvious by looking at this album, it features pianist Oscar Peterson's very first American recordings. Eight of the selections match Peterson on duets with bassist Ray Brown (the famous Oscar Peterson Trio was still over a year away), while four find bassist Major Holley joining Peterson. This version of 'Tenderly' was a big hit at the time andput the virtuoso pianist on the map, but Peterson was heading for stardom anyway." (Scott Yanow)


SKU: 29024LP

UPC: 8436569194461

Street Date: 10/11/19

Label: MatchBall Records

Genre: Jazz

Run Time: 40 mins

Number of Discs: 1