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Jazz - Released January 1, 1997 | Verve

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Master jazz pianist Oscar Peterson had his longest-running trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, and Night Train may be their finest moment. The repertoire here is comprised mostly of standards, although the choices seem deliberate. In treatments of jazz chestnuts like "C-Jam Blues" and "Georgia on My Mind," the trio works inside these well-known songs, painting over familiar colors and reworking traditional melodies while staying true to the spirit of each tune. The chemistry between Thigpen, Brown, and Peterson is unassailable. Peterson in particular is at the top of his game here, running the whole history of jazz through his dexterous, nimble fingers with an in-the-pocket ease not always apparent on his earlier recordings. Night Train was produced by Norman Granz, who had already sold Verve Records to MGM, but continued to record his favorite artists, of whom Peterson was one. The production is superb, and translates especially well via remastering. The Verve reissue features additional tracks, including alternate takes, rehearsals, full versions of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "Volare," and an incomplete take of Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time." New packaging, expanded liner notes, and photographs make the 1997 CD version of Night Train a keeper. ~ Anthony Tognazzini
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1959 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released January 31, 2014 | MPS

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1975 | Fantasy Records

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1964 | Verve Reissues

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Ambient/New Age - Released January 1, 1995 | Telarc

Oscar Peterson takes it easy during his relaxed set. He had not completely recovered from his stroke but he was still an impressive pianist. Peterson, who is assisted by guitarist Lorne Lofsky, bassist David Young, and drummer Jerry Fuller, is joined by a 20-piece string section arranged and conducted by Rick Wilkins. The 14 holiday tunes (which include "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman," "White Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") are given tasteful and lightly swinging treatments and there are guest appearances by vibraphonist Dave Samuels and flugelhornist Jack Schantz. But no real surprises or chancestaking occurs and the music is mostly just pleasant. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released January 31, 2014 | MPS

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2010 | Verve

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1959 | Verve

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Oscar Peterson's 1959 album The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson features the jazz pianist backed by longtime bandmates bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. As with most all of Peterson's recordings, this is a swinging, straight-ahead affair featuring superb playing throughout. Included are such songs as "Con Alma," "Close Your Eyes," and others. ~ Matt Collar
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1959 | Verve

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Peterson proves adept at reworking George Gershwin. ~ Ron Wynn
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Jazz - Released January 31, 2014 | MPS

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1959 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released January 31, 2014 | MPS

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Jazz - Released October 6, 1986 | Verve

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1955 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released May 13, 2016 | MPS

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Jazz - Released May 20, 2016 | Justin Time Records

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