A boat load arrived today (11 titles)...listed to 3 and here's a quick take on one listen each.
1. Oscar Peterson - We Get Requests (analogue productions version)...Trio with Ray Brown on Bass and Ed Thigpin on drums playing well known classics. The earlier recommendations regarding both OP and RB are spot on. This is sold as a MCH, but it's actually along the same lines as some of the Nat King Cole stuff...3 ch (L, C, R), each musician getting their own speaker; very convincing. They found the actual 3 track masters (2 Ch stuff is apparently in bad shape). Great disc. Some of the other versions were remastered using original vinal (Japan Verve/Not sure on the SHM-SACD)...not this one. The mixed reviews on SA-CD net may be folks commenting on the wrong version. The AP is good and don't let the numbers fool you.
2. Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else. Good title! Great horns between Cannonball on sax and Miles Davis on trumpet, and you get Art Blakey on drums as a bonus. Again well recorded and remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray. The first track Autumn Leaves is truly a must hear, turned up. If you like horns, this one is good and will be revisited often.
3. Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (also with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpin). Another great/easy listen. If you like the Gene Harris stuff, you'll like OP. This guy can play the piano. Ben's not bad on the sax either. Buy with confidence.
3 for 3 tonight on the listens. These are all part of the Analogue Production classic jazz releases (verve/blue note) and highly recommended. If you like brass, you should enjoy 2 and 3 above.
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