Monday 23 March 2009

Oscar Peterson _ Stéphane Grappelli Quartet - Jazz in Paris : Vols 1 & 2 (2000)

"Jazz In Paris, Volume 1" by Oscar Peterson and Stéphane Grappelli was recorded in 1973. This is the first of two volumes. Peterson had always been the favorite musician of the mogul of record production, Norman Granz, who produced majority of Peterson's body of work under Verve Records. On this recording he shares the spotlight with a genius of violin, Stéphane Grappelli. Together with drummer Kenny Clarke and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Peterson and Grappelli present a set of tunes played in the most ingenious renditions. Grappelli shows his expertise in violin and is pretty at ease with his deliveries while Peterson consistently plays so effortless and precise. The two legends of jazz perfectly complement each other making all the tunes delightful and enjoyable to fans of jazz piano and violin alike.


Oscar Peterson

The entire recording is such a pleasure to listen to, but I believe they are at their utmost best in "My One And Only Love," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" and "Makin' Whoopee."


Stéphane Grappelli

If you want to experience the genius of two jazz greats in piano and violin, this is a perfect CD to own. For Peterson and Grappelli fans, this is a rarity and a keeper. A perfect companion CD is Jazz in Paris: Oscar Peterson-Stephanie Grapelli Quartet, Vol. 2. Wholeheartedly recommended."

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Stéphane Grappelli - violin
Oscar Peterson - piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - double bass
Kenny Clarke - drums

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Vol.1
1. Them There Eyes (4:49)
2. Flamingo (5:36)
3. Makin' Whoopee (4:35)
4. Looking At You (4:43)
5. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (5:00)
6. My One And Only Love (9:46)
7. Thou Swell (4:38)


Vol.2
1. I Won't Dance (6:46)
2. The Folks Who Live On The Hill (5:40)
3. Autumn Leaves (6:35)
4. My Heart Stood Still (5:05)
5. Blues For Musidisc (8:37)
6. If I Had You (6:50)

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