Oscar Peterson / Trio
Night Train - coloured -

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm     coloured 

2013 EU repressed on 180 LP =This 1962 recording represents Oscar Peterson at his most commercially accommodating, yet his trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen never fails to swing. The program includes such familiar melodies as the title track, which began

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Release date 15-01-2018(Originally released in 1962)

2018 EU repressed on 180gram coloured VIRGIN VINYL = This recording represents Oscar Peterson at his most commercially accommodating, yet his trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen never fails to swing. The program includes such familiar melodies as the title track, which began life as Duke Ellington's Happy Go Lucky, Local Georgia on My Mind and The Honeydripper. With the notable exception of the gospellike original Hymn to Freedom most of the tracks clock in at around three minutes. presented in sealed & stickered picture sleeve.

Tracks:
A1 Night Train
A2 C Jam Blues
A3 Georgia On My Mind
A4 Bags Groove
A5 Moten Swing
A6 Easy Does It

B1 Honey Dripper
B2 Things Aint What They Used To Be
B3 I Got It Bad and That Aint Good
B4 Band Call
B5 Hymn To Freedom
B6 Volare (bonus track)

Credits:
Bass: Ray Brown
Drums: Ed Thigpen
Piano: Oscar Peterson
Producer: Norman Granz

Real fans have always been in the know the Oscar Peterson Trio was never better than in the Sixties. Enough said Quite undeniably, it was during this time that the pianist and his partners Ray Brown (bass) and Ed Thipgen (drums) achieved their greatest success, and this success was never quite repeated with a different team of musicians. One of the albums to emerge from this era was Night Train, an album which still today is to be found right at the top of the best of the best lists.
As is only right and proper for a formation made up of black musicians, blues the bedrock of American jazz is right at the heart of this music. In addition to a whole series of well-known swinging numbers, which will set your pulse racing such as the peppy CJam-Blues or the breathless racing HoneyDripper, this album also contains several dreamy ballads of extraordinary beauty. And if your spine isn't set deliciously tingling when listening to Georgia On My Mind or the famous Hymn of Freedom then. It s high time to visit a doctor. This auspicious compilation containing Peterson's most important numbers also deserves praise for its excellent tonal quality and the high standard of the pressing. But why waste words, the fans know all that anyway.

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“Although the repertoire on this LP by the Oscar Peterson Trio (with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen) is fairly typical (with such veteran standards as ‘C Jam Blues’, ‘Bags’ Groove’, ‘Easy Does It’ and ‘I Got It Bad’), Peterson and his sidemen sound fairly inspired. Actually the highpoints are the final two selections: Duke Ellington’s ‘Band Call’ and the original version of O.P.’s ‘Hymn to Freedom’. This album gives one a definitive look at the 1960s Oscar Peterson Trio.” - Scott Yanow

Oscar Peterson Trio:
OSCAR PETERSON, piano
RAY BROWN, bass
ED THIGPEN, drums

Original sessions produced by Norman Granz.
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, December 16, 1962.

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: coloured
Label: Wax Time
Originally released: 1962
This release: 2013
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