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The Complete World Transcriptions


  • 1. Fine and Dandy
    2. Someone to Watch Over Me
    3. Heat Wave
    4. Makin' Whoopee
    5. Just You, Just Me
    6. Sweet Georgia Brown
    7. Fine Romance, A
    8. Should I?
    9. How About You
    10. Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
    11. September in the Rain
    12. Imagination
    13. Don't Blame Me
    14. Continental, The
    15. Airmail Special
    16. Lullaby in Rhythm
    17. Dancing on the Ceiling
    18. Caravan
    19. Way You Look Tonight, The
    20. Honeysuckle Rose
    21. That Old Black Magic
    22. Body and Soul
    23. Singing in the Rain
    24. Pennies from Heaven
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DSOY800

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel: Barney Kessel (guitar); Oscar Peterson (piano).
    Liner Note Author: John Bennett .
    Recorded in 1952, the classic Oscar Peterson Trio with bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Barney Kessel cut these 24 transcription recordings for the intended purpose of being broadcast to radio audiences all over the globe. The trouble is, they were never released. This is the trio at its most lithe, tight, and engaging, playing standards with great empathy and verve. The tunes are short, without lengthy improvisations, but that was hardly necessary given the balance and articulation of this group. The program is almost equally split between uptempo numbers and ballads, and in true OPT fashion, each member gets his chance to shine. While Peterson is clearly in the star's chair, listen to Brown's killer intro on "Makin' Whoopee" or Kessel's terrific solo on "Body and Soul." There are other moments that are quite compelling as well, such as Peterson's nod to Ray Charles on the intro to "Singin' in the Rain." The sound quality on this set is quite good if not excellent, and it is balanced well considering the source tapes -- and no, there isn't anything to distract from enjoyment of the music. Certainly this material has been available on shoddy bootlegs over the decades, but this release, which is official, puts it readily in the hands of anyone who wants to purchase it. Highly recommended. ~ Thom Jurek

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