3 dic. 2008

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Lester Young and the Oscar Peterson Trio

The only thing that's possibly better than this is Lester with Teddy Wilson, Bird at his best, or the best of Miles with coltrane.

The Oscar Peterson "trio" is really a quartet in this case: piano, bass, drums, guitar. Someone couldn't count, apparently. The choice of material is impeccable, with I can't Get Started, Stardust, On the Sunny Side of the Street... Oscar provides a very nice cushion for Lester Young to play over.

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John dijo...

Lester Young in a trio with Nat Cole (piano only, no vocal) and Buddy Rich is enormously tasty. I greatly prefer it to his later recordings with Wilson. Haven't heard the Peterson collaborations; Peterson backing up Louis Armstrong is fantastic.