Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook
And it is.
If you’re familiar with Oscar Peterson already - I’m deeply relieved - but you may still have yet to encounter this particular cd, a re-release on the much lauded Verve label entitled “Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook.”
And really, what could be better than Oscar Peterson and Cole Porter? Or rather, Oscar Peterson channeling and then re-inventing Cole Porter at lightning speed and presenting it it back to us as we’ve never heard it before. This is a cd to come back to again and again. You don’t have to be a jazz fan to love this album but it may certainly inspire some of you to seek out more of Peterson’s work. This whole cd reminds me of early Woody Allen movies and of course romance ...
On the cd, Peterson is joined by the very able Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. Producer was Norman Granz who incidentally, was Peterson’s lifelong friend and manager. Only caveat with this one: the sound is slightly variable (perhaps a mono recording given its age?) but discriminating listeners may be disappointed. (I am not personally of this number … check out “I Love Paris” it’s magical!) Press the "Play" icon below to sample!
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