Oscar Peterson

Live at the London House

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Two sessions are combined on this LP set: Something Warm and Put on a Happy Face. All of the music was recorded at the London House in Chicago in 1962 by the Oscar Peterson Trio (with the pianist/leader, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Ed Thigpen), and the emphasis is on swinging versions of standards, although Peterson also contributes three originals among the 13 selections. Few surprises occur, but there are no disappointments, either. Peterson has long been among the most consistent of pianists, and whether it be "There Is No Greater Love," "Autumn Leaves," "Old Folks," or even "Put on a Happy Face," he usually finds something fresh and swinging to play.