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Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Very Tall album

Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Very Tall album
  • Performer Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Title Very Tall
  • Date of release 1962
  • Country Japan
  • Style Bop
  • Other formats RA AIFF AU WAV AUD VQF MMF
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1613 mb
  • Size FLAC 1496 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
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The Trio is a 1961 live album by the Oscar Peterson Trio, recorded at the London House jazz club in Chicago. Three other albums were recorded by Peterson and his trio at the London House, Something Warm, The Sound of the Trio, and Put On a Happy Face. The complete music recorded by the trio at these sessions was released in 1997. I've Never Been in Love Before" (Frank Loesser) – 5:35. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) – 8:07. Chicago" (Fred Fisher) – 8:55.

This first matchup on records between pianist Oscar Peterson and vibraphonist Milt Jackson was so logical that it is surprising it did not occur five years earlier. Originally recorded for Verve and three decades later reissued on this audiophile CD by Mobile Fidelity, the quartet set (which also includes bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen) swings as hard as one might expect.

The Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson - A Wonderful Guy 04:57. Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - On Green Dolphin Street 07:27. The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - On Green Dolphin Street 07:32. Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Heartstrings 05:44. Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Heartstrings 05:38. Oscar Peterson Trio feat. Milt Jackson - Reunion Blues 07:22. Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - The Work Song 07:28. The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Work Song 07:35. Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - A Wonderful Guy 04:53.

Named the "Very Tall Band" after their 1961 Verve recording, bassist Ray Brown, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and pianist Oscar Peterson present some no-nonsense, straightahead jazz before an appreciative audience at New York's famed Blue Note club. With Peterson's devilish Art Tatum-derived piano solos, Jackson's sanctified swing, and Brown's deep tones and astonishing dexterity, this awesome trio, with young lion Karriem Riggins holding down the drum chair in "bomb-dropping," Kenny Clarke fashion, conduct a six-decade-old musical conversation. The Very Tall band is a reference to the album they recorded in 1962 as "Very Tall The Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson", which incidentally is a fabulous album. So does this live up to the very high standards they set 36 years ago.

Very Tall is a 1961 album by the jazz pianist Oscar Peterson and his trio, with the vibraphonist Milt Jackson. This album marked the first recorded collaboration between Peterson and Jackson, they would later appear on the albums; Reunion Blues (1971), The Milt Jackson Big 4 (1975), Ain't But a Few of Us Left (1981) and Two of the Few (1983) together.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 On Green Dolphin Street
Written-By – B. Kaper*, N. Washington*
7:27
A2 Heartstrings
Written-By – M. Jackson*
5:38
A3 The Work Song
Written-By – N. Adderley*
7:29
B1 John Brown's Body 7:48
B2 A Wonderful Guy
Written-By – Hammerstein II-Rogers*
4:53
B3 Reunion Blues
Written-By – M. Jackson*
7:20

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
  • Published By – Leo Feist, Inc.
  • Published By – MJQ Music
  • Published By – Williamson Music
  • Published By – Upam Music
  • Pressed By – MGM Record Manufacturing Division

Credits

  • Bass – Ray Brown
  • Drums – Ed Thigpen
  • Engineer – Val Valentin
  • Liner Notes – Nat Hentoff
  • Photography By [Cover And Liner] – Roy DeCarava
  • Piano – Oscar Peterson
  • Producer – Jim Davis
  • Vibraphone [Vibes] – Milt Jackson

Notes

Original Verve Mono US release
Tracks A1, B6 recorded September 15, 1961 in New York. Tracks A2 to B5 recorded September 18, 1961 in New York.

B1 John Browns Body is Public Domain

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): VG-140
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): VG-141
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 1): 61-VG-140 /-8429-A 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 1): 61-VG-141 [Upside-down sailor cap symbol] N./. /-8429-B 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 2): 61-VG-140 (sailor cap) V-8429-A 3 (Block-shaped "S")
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 2): 61-VG-141 N.Y. V-8419-B 2 (Block-shaped "S")
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MV 2062 The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Very Tall ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records MV 2062 Japan 1973
UCCV-9593 The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Very Tall ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Verve Records UCCV-9593 Japan 2016
827 821-1 Oscar Peterson Trio* With Milt Jackson Oscar Peterson Trio* With Milt Jackson - Very Tall ‎(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 827 821-1 Europe Unknown
MGVV 9008 The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Very Tall ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records MGVV 9008 Netherlands 1962
3112 018 The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Very Tall ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records 3112 018 1975