The Giants
  • CAT # OJCCD-858-2

    1. Riff Blues 4:20
    2. Who Cares 5:53
    3. Jobim 6:25
    4. Blues For Dennis 5:28
    5. Sunny 5:00
    6. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 6:09
    7. Caravan 4:00
    8. Eyes Of Love 6:54

Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown have been together over the years in several editions of the Oscar Peterson Trio. Joe Pass never officially succeeded Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis as a member of the trio because by the time he and Peterson developed their musical friendship, Pass was also a star, beyond sideman status. Brown had carved out his own stellar niche. Nonetheless (forget equal billing, forget joint leadership), this meeting of three giants constitutes a superb latter-day version of the Oscar Peterson Trio. There is somewhat less emphasis on intricate ensembles that in the OP/Brown/Kessel and OP/Brown/Ellis groups, but the spirit, adventurousness, and drive are in the tradition. The irresistible swing of “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” is a case in point. An unexpected aspect of this session is Peterson’s use of the organ, light and pulsing in “Sunny,” drenched in feeling in “Blues for Dennis.”

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