Walking the Line The Oscar Peterson Trio
Label: MPS Classical
Subgenre: Mainstream Jazz
Artist: The Oscar Peterson Trio
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Gene de Paul, Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jack Fascinato, Eddie Barclay, Michel Legrand, Samuel M. Lewis, John Klenner
Album including Album cover
- 1I Love You05:12
- 2Rock of Ages05:28
- 3Once Upon a Summertime05:16
- 4Just Friends03:54
- 5Teach Me Tonight05:03
- 6The Windmills of Your Mind05:01
- 7I Didn't Know What Time It Was06:34
- 8All of You05:02
Info for Walking the Line
This fine Oscar Peterson date from 1970 features a trio rounded out by bassist George Mraz and drummer Ray Price. Peterson has always excelled in the trio format, and „Walking the Line“ is no exception.
As fans know, Peterson is a dazzling technician, turning out a blinding flurry of notes one minute ('Just Friends'), then coming back the next with a ballad exquisite enough to break your heart ('Once Upon a Summertime'). Fluent in blues, hard bop, swing, and post-bop, Peterson's approach can range from dramatic to extremely delicate.
All these facets are on display on „Walking the Line“ (bolstered by the sensitive interplay of Price and Mraz), making this one of the best dates of Peterson's late-'60s/early-'70s period. Remastered sound makes it that much more enjoyable…
Oscar Peterson, piano
George Mraz, upright bass
Ray Price, drums
Recorded at the private studio of Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in November, 1970
Recorded and engineered by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer
Produced by Matthias Kunnecke and Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer
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