|Release date: 08-02-2002 (recording in 1967-68)
2002 German Speakers corner limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL,-Oscar Petersen himself claimed to have made his best recordings MPS. In the label’s archives for were lost tapes from Petersons heydey. And lo and behold, a number of previously unreleased recordings were discovered which had been taped ”exclusively for my friends” in the private studio in Villingen in 1965-1968 – Presented in sealed & stickered picture sleeve
Tears of sorrow mingled with tears of joy as Oscar Peterson fans realized that the keyboard genius, who had just recovered his health, was still capable of amazing them all, although he had obivously forfited some of his past vitality. This may well have introduced MPS–the label with whom Oscar Peterson himself clamimed to have made his best recordings–to search their archives for lost tapes from Peterson’s heydey. A number of previously unreleased recordings were discovered, which had been taped “exclusively for my friends” in the private studio in Villngen, 1965-1968. The electric atmosphere of these live sessions before a mere handful of listeners proves once again just how at home the musicians felt in the Black Forest villa–as is borne out by the fact that Peterson’s usual trio formation alternated with his stand-in musicians of Sam Jones on the bass and Bobby Durham on the drums.
As promised to you, the second Oscar Peterson review and this is one of my all time favorite!! As always order from me, I beat the price!!