Night Train

Night Train

by Oscar Peterson


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Small groups have rarely cooked up as pungent a sound as this quintessential version of pianist Oscar Peterson's trio. Joined by the masterful bassist Ray Brown and the effervescent drummer Ed Thigpen, the Canadian keyboard colossus puts wings on blues, standards, swing, and bop classics throughout this career highpoint. If the material is the same-old-same-old ("Things Ain't What They Used to Be," "Bag's Groove," "Moten Swing," "Georgia on My Mind"), the performances are anything but. Sounding a great deal more relaxed than usual, Peterson still tosses off his share of seemingly nonchalant passages that steadily build in intensity, scorching the ground they cover. Brown and Thigpen shadow Peterson's every move, laying down a plush rhythmic carpet or shifting ruthlessly into overdrive. When it comes to mainstream piano combos, this night train hit all the stations.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/1997
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452144027
catalogNumber: 521440
Rank: 40063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oscar Peterson   Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Mercer Ellington   Composer
Milt Jackson   Composer
Bennie Moten   Composer
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Buster Moten   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Val Valentin   Director Of Engineering
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Ted Persons   Composer
Benny Green   Liner Notes
Pete Turner   Cover Photo
Francesco Migliacci   Composer

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Barqs More than 1 year ago
Perfect CD to start my Oscar Peterson collection.