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The Oscar Peterson Trio – We Get Requests (Remastered) (1964/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Oscar Peterson Trio – We Get Requests (Remastered) (1964/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:21 minutes | 871 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Verve Reissues

This 1964 studio session features the Peterson trio with bassist Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen, a group that had been together for five years by then and performed like a well-oiled machine. The repertoire is mostly pop songs of the day, including bossa nova tunes and film themes, and the treatments are fairly brief, with emphasis placed squarely on the melodies. Even in their lightest moments, though, the group demonstrates some of the qualities that made it among the most influential piano trios in jazz, a group that could generate tremendous rhythmic energy and a sense of developing musical detail. For all his legendary force, Peterson possesses a subtle rhythmic sense, and here he infuses even ‘People’ with an undercurrent of swing. This is undemanding, tuneful music best suited for casual listening, but it still sparkles with the trio’s customary élan.

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The Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train (1962/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: The Oscar Peterson Trio
Title: Night Train
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream, Bop, Piano Jazz
Label: © Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1962/2013
Recorded: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on December 15th and 16th, 1962
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 00:44:54
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 1153 kbps 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3682 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3059 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

Night Train is a jazz album by the Oscar Peterson Trio, released in 1962 by Verve Records. It was one of Peterson’s most commercially successful recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz included it in its core collection, stating that “it’s one of the best long-players of the period” and that Peterson’s playing is “tight and uncharacteristically emotional”.
Album producer Norman Granz had sold Verve, but remained Peterson’s manager, so supervised the Night Train recording session. The brief duration of many of the tracks has been attributed to a desire to have them played on commercial radio, which tended to be reluctant to play anything that was longer than a few minutes. Thigpen’s rivet cymbal, recorded at very close range, is prominent on all issues of the album.

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Oscar Peterson – Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Oscar Peterson – Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:28 mins | Scans included | 3,42 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,02 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Label: Membran Music Ltd.

Oscar Peterson was one of the greatest piano players of all time. A pianist with phenomenal technique on the level of his idol, Art Tatum, Peterson’s speed, dexterity, and ability to swing at any tempo were amazing. Very effective in small groups, jam sessions, and in accompanying singers, O.P. was at his absolute best when performing unaccompanied solos. His original style did not fall into any specific idiom. Like Erroll Garner and George Shearing, Peterson’s distinctive playing formed during the mid- to late ’40s and fell somewhere between swing and bop. Peterson was criticized through the years because he used so many notes, didn’t evolve much since the 1950s, and recorded a remarkable number of albums. Perhaps it is because critics ran out of favorable adjectives to use early in his career; certainly it can be said that Peterson played 100 notes when other pianists might have used ten, but all 100 usually fit, and there is nothing wrong with showing off technique when it serves the music. As with Johnny Hodges and Thelonious Monk, to name two, Peterson spent his career growing within his style rather than making any major changes once his approach was set, certainly an acceptable way to handle one’s career. Because he was Norman Granz’s favorite pianist (along with Tatum) and the producer tended to record some of his artists excessively, Peterson made an incredible number of albums. Not all are essential, and a few are routine, but the great majority are quite excellent, and there are dozens of classics.

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Various Artists – Great Jazz Selection (2018) [Esoteric Japan Box Set] SACD ISO + FLAC

VA – Great Jazz Selection (2018) [Esoteric Japan Box Set]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 247:31 minutes | Some Scans included | 10 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Some Scans included | 5,71 GB

ESOTERIC Company proudly introduces a new series of Re-mastered Jazz Masterpiece Collection. The reissue of historical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using SACD technology to improve sound quality. This Box Set of “Great Jazz Selection” features iconic releases of Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Bud Powell, Lee Morgan & Oscar Peterson. Not only for new followers, but also for well experienced followers of these recorded materials.

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Oscar Peterson – Simply … Peterson! [2019 Remaster] (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Oscar Peterson – Simply … Peterson! [2019 Remaster] (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 59:43 minutes | 968 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jube Legends

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC CQ OOnt was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the “Maharaja of the keyboard” by Duke Ellington, but simply “O.P.” by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

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Oscar Peterson – Plays The Richard Rodgers Song Book (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Oscar Peterson – Plays The Richard Rodgers Song Book (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 30:25 minutes | 1,13 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download / Source: HDTT | Transferred from a Verve 4-track tape | Artwork: Digital booklet
Recorded in Chicago, July 21 & August 1,1959

In the 1950s and early ’60s, producer Norman Granz perfected the songbook approach to album production by having vocalist Ella Fitzgerald interpret large segments of the standard jazz repertoire. In a frankly stated effort to expand the listening audience for this great body of work, Granz also asked Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson to churn out numerous instrumental songbooks albums under his own name with various combos. By the end of the decade, these included Oscar’s newly reconfigured trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. Like its companion albums, Peterson’s Richard Rodgers Song Book was never intended as a set of exercises in soul-searching profundity. Instead what you get are simple, straightforward, well-played appreciations of great American songwriting. Most of the melodies on this album resulted from Rodgers’ extraordinary collaborative relationship with lyricist Lorenz Hart, and a couple of Oscar Hammerstein numbers were thrown in as well. Those who enjoy this pleasant offering may wish to investigate Peterson’s songbook salutes to Duke Ellington, Vincent Youmans, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, and numerous others.

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Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson – The Very Tall Band: Live at the Blue Note (1999) [Telarc] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson – The Very Tall Band (1999) [Telarc]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 70:23 minutes | Scans included | 2,86 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,29 GB

Oscar Peterson’s landmark meeting with Milt Jackson in the mid-’60s produced the very successful studio date Very Tall. They’ve played and recorded together on a number of occasions since then, joined by Ray Brown more often than not, but these live tracks recorded at the Blue Note are among their most satisfying sessions. Peterson continues his strong comeback from the serious stroke that he suffered in 1993, replacing his once ferocious tempos with an uncanny lyricism. Brown’s introduction to “Blues for JR” and his bass solo medley are superb, while Jackson remains a master of the blues. The finale of “Caravan” features drummer Karriem Riggins and brings the session to a thunderous climax. Highly recommended.

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Oscar Peterson Trio – West Side Story (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Oscar Peterson Trio – West Side Story (1962/2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 35:24 minutes | 1,39 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:24 minutes | 734 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of the first Broadway musical scores to be overtly jazz-influenced was Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story”, a tale of rival street gangs in the inner city. In 1962, pianist Oscar Peterson put his light-swing signature on the already popular score, making it, in the words of one critic, ‘a delight to hear again’ and earning him a Grammy nomination.

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Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli – Skol (1982) [Reissue 2004] {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli – Skol (1982) [Reissue 2004]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:16 minutes | Front/Rear Covers+PDF | 711 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers+PDF | 946 MB

Skol is one of the great cooperative sessions among jazz recordings. Swinging and fellow feeling, not leadership or stardom, were the primary considerations when Norman Granz put together in concert Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappelli, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker, and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.

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Various Artists – Oscar, With Love: The Songs Of Oscar Peterson (2015/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Various Artists – Oscar, With Love: The Songs Of Oscar Peterson (2015/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:58:27 minutes | 3 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Mack Avenue Records

To mark the ninetieth anniversary of the legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson’s birth, Peterson’s widow, Kelly Peterson, produced a tribute album for the ages: Oscar, with Love, a marvelous three-disc set comprising ten never-before-recorded Peterson compositions, nineteen of his better-known works and seven compositions written especially for him, performed by sixteen contemporary piano masters on Peterson’s personal Boesendorfer Imperial piano at his private studio in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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