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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Jazz 625 Oscar Peterson

Haven't had a chance to catch up on the other programmes yet but Oscar was his inimitable self acc. by Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen in 1964. Call him flashy call him what you will Oscar has the ideas and the technique to execute them. Likewise Ray Brown; as melodic a bass player as you could find back then.
Only one complaint - where did they get the audience from? I've see more life inside of a coffin.
One man gave a half-hearted attempt at the 'hand-jive' or maybe he was just scratching his elbow. I can't wait to observe their jollity in the next concert - the MJQ.
It's hard to believe the MJQ, with Kenny Clarke on drums, comprised the rhythm section of the Dizzy Gillespie Band - one of wildest big bands of the time! It was all very nice and sedate but I prefer to hear Milt Jackson in 'boppier' surroundings.
In between the two shows was Arena: Cool. A lot of the material here had been seen before on 625 but I loved it for the Paul Desmond quote: "I wanted to sound like a Dry Martini"!
I reckon he did too!
Lance.

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