Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodgers Songbook is a 1959 studio album by pianist Oscar Peterson of compositions written by Richard Rodgers. The Lady Is a Tramp". It Might as Well Be Spring" (Oscar Hammerstein II). "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top" (Hammerstein). I Didn't Know What Time It Was". Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered".
Taped during 1952-1953, these recordings mark Peterson's first attempt at a Richard Rodgers Song Book
Music By, Composed By – Richard Rodgers. Piano – Oscar Peterson. Recorded in Chicago, July 21 & August 1,1959.
1959 studio album by Oscar Peterson. Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodgers Songbook. Studio album by. Oscar Peterson. Years given are for the recording(s), not first release. Note: All-Star albums feature sideman who are not necessarily listed while titles which include "Oscar Peterson" or the OP Trio are usually shortened. As leader or co-leader.
Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodgers Songbook. Studio album by Oscar Peterson. All music by Richard Rodgers and all lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Other lyricists indicated. Oscar Peterson – piano.
I always wished that Oscar Peterson had recorded an album of Richard Rodgers songs. The playing of Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen here is, as always, perfect. This is a two album tribute set that features Peterson's 1959 Richard Rogers Songbook album, and an earlier album titled Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers and released as Clef MGC 624. Every song on this album is a standard from the Great American Songbook, and both Peterson led trios did each one the justice it deserves. You will notice a difference between the first twelve tracks, which are from the 1959 album, and the bonus tracks that were from the early 1950s.
Oscar Peterson's immortal trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen play Kern's themes expertly, with no small degree of interpretation, and a clever angle on these well-worn songs that only Peterson can self-identify with his genius mindset. The title should be more accurately "The Jerome Kern & Friends Songbook," as he always co-wrote with such notables as Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Ira Gershwin, and Dorothy Fields, but these are all instrumental versions of his priceless musical scores and are immediately familiar without lyrics.
Album · 1996 · 24 Songs. 14. Fascinating Rhythm. 15. It Ain't Necessarily So. Oscar Peterson Trio. 16. Somebody Loves Me. 17. Strike Up the Band.
Oscar Peterson, The Oscar Peterson Trio. Oscar Peterson - This Can't Be Love 02:32. Oscar Peterson - Johnny One Note 01:42. Oscar Peterson - Manhattan 02:54. Oscar Peterson - Isn't It Romantic 02:17. Oscar Peterson - I Didn't Know What Time It Was 02:37. Oscar Peterson - Bewitched 02:53. Oscar Peterson - My Funny Valentine 02:44. Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry - Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson.