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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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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 – Walking The Line (1971/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

The Oscar Peterson Trio – Walking The Line (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 00:41:25 minutes | 784 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | @ MPS – Musik Produktion Schwarzwald
Recorded at the private studio of Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in November, 1970

This fine Oscar Peterson date from 1970 features a trio rounded out by bassist George Mraz and drummer Ray Price. Peterson has always excelled in the trio format, and „Walking the Line“ is no exception.
As fans know, Peterson is a dazzling technician, turning out a blinding flurry of notes one minute (‘Just Friends’), then coming back the next with a ballad exquisite enough to break your heart (‘Once Upon a Summertime’). Fluent in blues, hard bop, swing, and post-bop, Peterson’s approach can range from dramatic to extremely delicate.

All these facets are on display on „Walking the Line“ (bolstered by the sensitive interplay of Price and Mraz), making this one of the best dates of Peterson’s late-’60s/early-’70s period. Remastered sound makes it that much more enjoyable…

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The Oscar Peterson Trio – Tristeza On Piano (1970/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

The Oscar Peterson Trio – Tristeza On Piano (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 44:42 minutes | 822 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio | Front Cover | © MPS

At the beginning of this set Oscar Peterson so overwhelms the normally gentle ‘Tristeza’ that it almost becomes a parody. Fortunately the remainder of the bossa nova-flavored CD reissue is more tasteful and, even if Peterson is overly hyper in spots, he is able to bring out the beauty of such songs as George Gershwin’s ‘Porgy,’ Antonio Carlos Jobim’s ‘Trieste’ and ‘Watch What Happens’ in addition to stomping through the straightahead ‘You Stepped out of a Dream.’ (Scott Yanow, AMG)

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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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The Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train (1963/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train (1963/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 45:05 minutes | 976 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Verve Reissues

Night Train is an album by the Oscar Peterson Trio, released in 1963 by Verve Records.

Album producer Norman Granz had sold the record label Verve, but remained Peterson’s manager, and 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 was reluctant to play any tracks longer than a few minutes.

The cover art photograph is by Pete Turner and original sleeve notes were by Benny Green.

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Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + FLAC 24bit/48kHz

Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (1959) [Analogue Productions ‘2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:35 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,48 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,46 GB
or FLAC Stereo (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 424 MB

Saxophonist Ben Webster is joined by legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Webster, known for his association with Duke Ellington’s Jazz Orchestra playing lead tenor, frequently played with Peterson in the 1950s and are joined here by some of the best jazz musicians of the time. Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson was originally released in 1959, and this studio album is a compilation of seven great jazz tracks, including “How Deep is the Ocean”, “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”, and “Bye, Bye, Blackbird”.

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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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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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