Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass A La Salle Pleyel
CAT # 2PACD-2625-705-25
DISC ONE 1. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues 3:34 2. Mirage 2:45 3. Tenderly 2:54 4. (Back Home Again In) Indiana 8:51 5. It Never Entered My Mind 5:22 6. Ellingtonia: Take The "A" Train / In A Sentimental Mood / Satin Doll / Lady Of The Lavender Mist / T 7. Sweet Georgia Brown 3:21 8. Darn That Dream 4:21 9. Medley: The Summer Knows (Theme From The Summer Of '42) / What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? DISC TWO 1. Everything I Love 4:11 2. It's All Right With Me 3:48 3. Stella By Starlight 3:19 4. Just You, Just Me 4:50 5. If 4:53 6. Honeysuckle Rose 5:32 7. Blues For Bise 6:10 8. Pleyel Bis 5:50
This 1975 Paris recital is really three concerts, since both pianist Oscar Peterson and guitarist Joe Pass offered a stunning solo entree before the duets that are le plat principal. When Peterson (b. 1925) and Pass (1929-1994) play unaccompanied, each man often sounds as if he has four hands; both share an orchestral vision of their respective instruments. When they join forces, as they do on the last six numbers here, it's like a match between two of the world's greatest table tennis players – who also happen to be engaged in stimulating conversation on a panoply of subjects, point after astonishing point (or in this case, counterpoint).
On selections such as "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Just You, Just Me," Peterson and Pass richochet ideas – not just licks – off one another. One must have all the shots to play at this level. More important, one must know where to place these shots, or notes, as Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass do again and again and again. Recorded March 17, 1975.
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