PIANO MOODS: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is a look back at some of the finer recordings of jazz pianist-legend Oscar Peterson. Classics of this UK import are "Summertime," "Night Train," and "Georgia On My Mind" but the 33 tracks are all vintage jazz spanning the soloists 60 year career.
The material here was recorded for the Verve and MPS labels, and this two-disc, import retrospective of the work of legendary pianist Oscar Peterson is not only representative, but solid from top to bottom, showcasing many of his finest moments on wax in both live and studio recordings with his great trio of Herb Ellis and Ray Brown as well as in other settings. This is as fine an introduction as there is and, for the money, simply cannot be beaten. ~ Thom Jurek