Oscar Peterson SOLO

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Oscar Peterson - Solo

Oscar Peterson - My Favourite Instrument

Oscar Peterson - Terry’s Tune (*OP Vocals on a few tracks)

Oscar Peterson - Tracks

Oscar Peterson - Live in Hanover 1972 Radio Broadcast

Oscar Peterson - Montreux 1975 Solo

There are one or two more that I’ll try to find and post.

Also:

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Van Cliburn once said he hoped someday to be able to play the piano as well as Oscar Peterson.

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Wooo!
Thank you Chris fo compiling dis genzui fo da TM.

I’ll grab dis when I get home from work tru.
Platinum rezpek!

#4

Honestly, I don’t think he ever got there, at least technically.

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#5

Two more:

Digital at Montreux (Piano + Bass, with a few piano solo tracks. Track 3 is nuts)

Cheltenham 1979 Solo Radio Broadcast

Pretty sure that’s all I have, except for a few scattered solo interludes here and there. Also his interview on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz radio show: Link

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#6

The Montreux '75 is the video right?
Also, would mind uploading the songbook discs? I only have them on spotify.
Edit: Actually I only need the Rodgers one, I found the others.

#7

Wow! Thank you!

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Montreux 75 is the audio captured from the video. If you want the video, I can post it.

#9

No, it’s fine I have it already. I presume I got it from you.

#10

He recorded more of these than I realised. I’m also interested in the Gershwin, Arlen and Berlin ones if you have them.

#11

I think I do have the whole bunch. Pretty sure they’re mp3 320, if that okay.

#12

Yeah no worries!

#13

Downloaded all. Rezpek!!!

Seriously, many thanks!
Rezpek da :canada:

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plus this smooth genzui

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@Brewtality Sorry for the wait. Wrote my calc exam this morning then immediately got to work on Oscar recs :slight_smile:

This is what I’ve got (all FLAC):
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I bundled them all into a ~2GB rar:
LINK

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#16

Thanks so much man, appreciate it!

#17

Damn! Thanks mofo

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The Fred Astaire disc must’ve been a lot later in his career, because these are not the recordings I knew. The lyrics in Putting on the Ritz are a lot different from the early recording. Astaire was an amazing dude, definitely a top 5 hero of mine.

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The recording is from 1952 - so pretty late in Astaire’s career, but early in Peterson’s. The one I included is an excerpt of the complete sessions, which I’ve posted here:

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LINK

The Astaire Story is a 1953 album by Fred Astaire.[2] The album was conceived of and produced by Norman Granz, the founder of Clef Records (and later Verve Records), who was also responsible for the Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts, at which all of the musicians on the album had performed.

The album’s song selection provides an overview of Astaire’s singing career although Astaire also demonstrates his tap dancing on three tracks and there is one informal instrumental Jam session. Some later LP and CD re-issues add two versions of Oscar Peterson’s instrumental “The Astaire Blues.”

Oscar Peterson spoke warmly of the sessions that produced The Astaire Story in his autobiography, noting that vocally, Astaire was naturally attuned to jazz phrasing, and that Astaire enjoyed playing the drums at home. Astaire gave each of the musicians on the album a gold identification bracelet, inscribed “With thanks, Fred A”. Ray Brown lost his bracelet, Alvin Stoller’s was stolen, but Peterson wore his for the rest of his life.

The Astaire Story won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999, which is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least 25 years old, and that have “qualitative or historical significance.”

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I didn’t even know about these recordings! Thanks heaps.
Astaire made some recordings with George Gershwin at the piano (think Adele might’ve been part of these two), which I’ve always really loved.

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