Friday, January 22, 2010
Lester YOUNG With Oscar PETERSON Trio - Lester Young With Oscar Peterson Trio 1954
If you're a fan of Lester Young, you'll like this album. If you're a fan of Oscar Peterson, you'll like this CD. If you a fan of both Lester and Oscar and a fan of great jazz you have GOT to have this album.
Lester Young is at his smoothest on this 1952 recording. He seems to caress each note, playing with the patience that personifies great musicians. This is not pleasant background music. It is to be savored and enjoyed -- more so with each playing.
The Oscar Peterson Trio is the perfect compliment to Young. Peterson does not accompany Young so much as blend with him. Indeed they are a great combo and the one downer about this album is the knowledge that Young and Peterson did not team up for more music.
Ray Brown on bass and J.C. Heard on drums are quite good and Barney Kessel has some inspired moments on guitar.
One of my favorite albums.
By Richard E. Hourula.
Lester Young With Oscar Peterson Trio #1 1954
A1. Ad Lib Blues
A2. I Can't Get Started
B1. Just You, Just Me
B2. Almost Like Being in Love
Lester Young With Oscar Peterson Trio #2 1954
A1. Tea for Two
A2. There Will Never Be Another You
B1. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
B2. On the Sunny Side of the Street