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Oscar Peterson was a star in Canada, his homeland, before Norman Granz brought him to this country in 1949 for a surprise debut at Carnegie Hall. He had his own Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio program when he was fourteen. By the age of twenty-four, he was famous throughout the country and well known to the American musicians who heard him at the Alberta Lounge near the Montreal train ... Read more in Amazon's Oscar Peterson Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Nov 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Universal Classics
  • ASIN: B0000046LU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. At Long Last Love
2. Easy Walker
3. Tin Tin Deo
4. I've Got A Crush On You
5. A Foggy Day - Oscar Peterson, Sam Jones, Bobby Durham
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Disc: 2
1. Robbin's Nest
2. Medley: I Concentrate On You / Moon River
3. Medley: Waltzing Is Hip / Satin Doll - Oscar Peterson, Sam Jones, Bobby Durham
4. Love Is Here To Stay
5. Sandy's Blues
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Disc: 3
1. Green Dolphin Street
2. Summertime
3. Sometimes I'm Happy
4. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
5. Travelin' On
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Disc: 4
1. Someone To Watch Over Me - Oscar Peterson
2. Perdido - Oscar Peterson
3. Body And Soul - Oscar Peterson
4. Who Can I Turn To - Oscar Peterson
5. Bye Bye Blackbird - Oscar Peterson
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "jjsatchmo" on 21 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have given every Oscar Peterson CD that I have reviewed 5 stars, and for each one I have finished by saying something along the lines of "get this album, you need it." Well, this is going to be no exception; if you have the money to spend, by all means buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Now to tell you about the album and what to expect from it. The majority of the tracks are recorded with a trio of Sam Jones [b] and Bobby Durham [d], but there are appearances from Ray Brown, Louis Hayes and Ed Thigpen as well. Recorded over a period of a few years in a private studio in front of an audience of little more than 15, the trio, regardless of personnel changes, never loses their form, and on each CD you are guaranteed brilliance. For example, "Noreen's Nocturne" on CD2 will amaze you with terrifically speedy melodic improvising from OP and some of the best drum breaks I have ever heard. There are also fantastic versions of "Summertime", "Emily" and "Sometimes I'm Happy" which deserve a mention. The last CD features OP solo playing some great standards, and although I'm less enthusiastic about his solo piano, there are great versions of "Take the 'A' Train" and "Perdido".
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bob Comlay on 10 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have had the four album LP set since it first appeared as a private release - well over 30 years ago. When I first saw this set, it was over £40, but I bought it and was rewarded by the missing albums 5 and 6. If you like Peterson, and you've not heard these tracks before, prepare for a treat. At this ridiculous price, you'd be forgiven for assuming this would be a rough set of cheaply recorded live takes. Wrong - the engineering is a masterwork and the performances as brilliant as they get.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John E. on 24 July 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
This is widely regarded as one of the greatest set of recordings Oscar Peterson ever made. Recorded over a few years in the living room of Peterson's friend Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, the founder and owner of MPS which originally released the albums, the set captures the intimacy of a live recording, recorded in exceptional quality. I have a set of the original vinyl albums, to which I have added over the years as insurance against against damage and I also have the CD set. This reissue is the best of the lot. Pristine quality and the almost unbelievable playing of Oscar in his prime. The album of solo piano is remarkable and will show those who don't know Oscar's work what all the fuss was about. The other albums in the set are in trio format, with Sam Jones and Bobby Durham, or Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen. A must have!
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By comm88 on 22 Jun 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a superlative musical statement. The definitive Oscar Peterson. Recorded in a house in Germany, for literally a few specially invited people, using a handful of excellent musicians, for a German producer who spoke barely any English and a pianist who spoke no German the result is ... well, sublime. It is utterly divine! Buy it. You will love it and never tire of listening to it. Ever. Genius - it needs neither explanation, or introduction. It just is. And here it is, brilliantly captured on 4 excellent CDs. Pay whatever you have to to own it. Yes, it is that good.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Julian Stevens on 1 Jan 2010
Format: Audio CD
In many ways, this set of what was originally six albums is unlike any of Oscar's other records, in that they were all recorded and produced in the sixties, over a number of years, by Hans-Georg Brunner-Schwer at his private studio in Bavaria, as a sequence of special projects before small, invited audiences. None was released at the time, though eventually they all ended up as a boxed set around 1970 and then a few of them as individual LP's.

Now we have all six LP's digitally remastered by Brunner-Schwer as a four CD set and a very nice job he's made of it. Some of the tracks, it must be said, are very long and and do drag on a bit (Like Someone In Love is over 11 minutes long, whilst I'm in The Mood For Love is nearly 17 minutes long). Also, a couple of the original abums were just solo piano and rather self indulgently introspective. But there's also a great deal of very good, more upbeat material here as well, amongst it all my favourite of the six original abums, The Way I Really Play, which features a wonderful arrangement of Satin Doll, followed by a lovely lilting rendition of Love Is Here To Stay.

Overall, this is a worthy record of Oscar's heyday and, like a good deal of true jazz, it benefits from having been recorded live which frees it from the somewhat staid feel of so many studio recordings (the Dave Brubeck Quartet's 1963 concert at Carnegie Hall being another example), featuring two of his classic rhythm sections, namely Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen and Sam Jones & Bob Durham, each pairing on bass and drums respectively.

It isn't cheap, but for the money you get a lot and this set certainly warrants recommendation.
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