Oscar Peterson

The Trio Set

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This LP features two versions of the Oscar Peterson Trio, heard during a pair of Jazz at the Philharmonic Carnegie Hall concerts. The 1952 performance has five jazz standards including a famous version of "Tenderly"; guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Ray Brown somehow manage to keep up with Peterson on heated renditions of "C Jam Blues" and "Seven Come Eleven." The second trio, with Herb Ellis in Kessel's place, features complex arrangements and spontaneous improvising on such songs as "Swingin' on a Star" and "Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home"; the concert was the latter unit's earliest recording. This LP gives one a definitive look at these two classic groups.