Christmas CD (1995)

Artist: Oscar Peterson

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Specifications

Label Telarc
SKU 60158839
UPC 089408337222
UPC 14 00089408337222
Format CD
Release Date 8/22/1995
Links
Author Oscar Peterson
Compilation Appearance Complete Cole Porter Songbooks
Compilation Appearance Some Of My Best Friends Are Pi
Compilation Appearance Girl From Ipanema-Jobim Songb
Compilation Appearance Complete Gershwin Songbooks
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Collection
Compilation Appearance Complete Johnny Mercer Songboo
Compilation Appearance Duke Ellington Swings
Compilation Appearance Night Out With Verve
Compilation Appearance Oscar Peterson-Stephane Grappe
Compilation Appearance Breathe:relaxing Jazz Piano
Compilation Appearance Jazz For Kids
Compilation Appearance Jazz
Compilation Appearance Smooth Jazz
Associated Artist/Work Armstrong, Louis
Associated Artist/Work Astaire, Fred
Associated Artist/Work Basie, Count
Technical Info
Engineer Jack Renner
Producer Elaine Martone; Robert Woods
CatalogID CD 83372
Lable Name Telarc Distribution
Released 11/01/1995
Original Release 1995
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 10s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00089408337222
Musical Guests
Dave Samuels
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Oscar Peterson (piano); Rick Wilkins (conductor); Jack Schantz (flugelhorn); Dave Samuels (vibraphone); Lorne Lofsky (guitar); David Young (bass); Jerry Fuller (drums).
Recording at Manta/Eastern Studio A, Toronto, Canada between January 15 and July 30, 1995. Includes liner notes by Alyn Shipton.
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Lorne Lofsky (guitar); Jack Schantz (flugelhorn); Dave Samuels (vibraphone); Jerry Fuller (drums).
Audio Mixer: Michael Bishop .
Liner Note Author: Alyn Shipton.
Recording information: Commercial Recording Studios, Clevelan (01/15/1995-07/30/1995); Eastern Studio A, Toronto, Canada (01/15/1995-07/30/1995); Manta (01/15/1995-07/30/1995); Master Sound Astoria Studios, Astoria, NY (01/15/1995-07/30/1995).
Editor: James Bonney.
Photographer: Edward Gajdel.
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
Professional Reviews
Musician (1/96, p.88) - "...relaxed groove. A sympathetic rhythm section simmers on the up tunes and cools down with taste on the ballads....[Peterson's] solos probe the harmonic corners of the tune, with plenty of space, an unhurried feel, and only the occasional hair-raising embellishment.."
Jazziz (12/95, p.28) - "...holy, holy, holy....Every cut is a gem on this recording..."
Disc 1
1 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
2 What Child Is This?
3 Let It Snow
4 White Christmas
5 Jingle Bells
6 I'll Be Home For Christmas
7 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
9 Christmas Waltz
10 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
11 Silent Night
12 Winter Wonderland
13 Away In A Manger
14 O Christmas Tree
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