Oscar Peterson / Trio
Plays The Irving Berlin Song Book =180g vinyl LP =
1 x LP
( 1959 ) - 2017 EU reissue on 180g vinyl LP - These massive songbook sessions weren’t Peterson’s (or Granz’s) first forays into this territory. In fact, the pianist had already made extensive recordings of several composers during the period of 1952 to 19
Release date 15-09-2011(originally released in 1957)
2011 EU repressing on 180g vinyl LP-These massive songbook sessions weren’t Peterson’s (or Granz’s) first forays into this territory. In fact, the pianist had already made extensive recordings of several composers during the period of 1952 to 1954, when his regular group consisted of Ray Brown on bass and Barney Kessel (later Herb Ellis) on guitar. During another set of marathon sessions that took place in November and December 1952, they waxed numerous compositions by the Gershwin brothers, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin (the exact dates are unknown but many discographies claim that all of the Porter titles were taped on November 25, while the others were supposedly made between November 1 and December 4, 1952). Some of the Irving Berlin songs that were taped on that occasion but not recorded again in 1959 have been added here as a bonus.
A1 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 2:41
A2 Supper Time 3:16
A3 I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket 2:03
A4 Change Partners 2:28
A5 The Song Is Ended 3:02
A6 How Deep Is The Ocean 3:03
A7 Blue Sky (Bonus Track) 3:02
A8 Always (Bonus Track) 2:51
B1 Cheek To Cheek 2:31
B2 I Used To Be Color Blind 2:22
B3 You're Laughing At Me 2:24
B4 Isn't It A Lovely Day 3:24
B5 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails 2:19
B6 Remember 2:53
B7 Alexander's Ragtime Band (Bonus Track) 2:51
B8 Say It Isn't So (Bonus Track) 3:00
Oscar Peterson, piano
Ray Brown, bass
Ed Thigpen, drums
Chicago, July 21 & August 1, 1959.
(*) BONUS TRACKS (A7-A8 & B7-B8):
Same personnel except BARNEY KESSEL (g) replaces Thigpen.
Los Angeles, early December 1952.
Label: Wax Time
Originally released: 1957
This release: 2014