Oscar Peterson / Trio
We Get Requests= HQ 180g LP=Acoustic Sounds Series =
1 x LP
( 1964 ) 2022 reissue on HQ 180g vinyl LP ( Verve Acoustic Sounds Series ) = The Oscar Peterson Trio’s seminal 1964 release We Get Requests features his classic trio at a creative peak. This fine recording is an especially fantastic listen in its pristin
Release date: 19-08-2022 (Origianlly released in 1964)
2022 reissue on HQ 180g vinyl LP ( Acoustic Sound Series )=The Oscar Peterson Trio’s seminal 1964 release We Get Requests features his classic trio at a creative peak. This fine recording is an especially fantastic listen in its pristine new Verve Records/Acoustic Sounds Series 180g 1LP presentation that’s coming out August 19 via UMe.
This reissue delivers on so many levels, and is in every way better than my original 1960s-era vinyl pressing. The LP was mastered in stereo from the original analog tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Quality Record Pressings (QRP)
Featuring Ed Thigpen on drums and the legendary Ray Brown on bass, beginning around 1958-59, this particular incarnation of Oscar’s trio was nearly unstoppable — and prolific — as a respected yet crowd-pleasing jazz entity. The new edition of We Get Requests captures the essence of this band in RCA’s New York studios, and the instruments display a lovely presence.
Oscar Peterson’s beautifully recorded piano feels super natural — as opposed to many of the pianos I’ve heard on other recordings by Rudy Van Gelder that tend to sound very boxy. Instead, this piano sounds warm and rich and bright and clear, but not artificially so. It is detailed, yet welcoming. Brown’s bass is very distinct, round, and present on this edition. The recording captures the wonderful woody feel of Thigpen’s drum kit. You also get a good sense of the studio space they were recording in.
Originally released: 1964
This release: 2022