The Oscar Peterson Trio And...

Oscar Peterson

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The Oscar Peterson Trio And... Review

by Scott Yanow

The Oscar Peterson Trio (with guitarist Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown) is heard in excellent form on four selections recorded at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival which are highlighted by "Will You Still Be Mine" and a dazzling "52nd Street Theme." In addition the trio (plus drummer Jo Jones) back trumpeter Roy Eldridge on "Willow Weep for Me," ltoist Sonny Stitt during "Autumn in New York" and jam with both the hornmen on heated versions of "Monitor Blues" and "Roy's Son." Eldridge and Stitt were always very competitive and their tradeoffs on the latter song is quite exciting. This LP (which can generally be found at a budget price) is well worth picking up.