Night Train Original recording remastered
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|8. Things Ain't What They Used To Be|
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|10. Band Call|
|11. Hymn To Freedom|
|12. Happy-Go-Lucky Local (AKA 'Night Train') (Alternate Take)|
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|16. Now's The Time|
|17. This Could Be The Start Of Something|
Un album du pianiste canadien Oscar Peterson, considéré comme l'un de ses chefs-d'oeuvre. On le retrouve dans sa formule fétiche du trio (en compagnie du batteur Ed Thigpen qui a succédé au guitariste Herb Ellis en 1958 et de son contrebassiste Ray Brown) pour une série de compositions aérées et acérées dans lesquelles s'intercalent d'heureuses reprises de Duke Ellington ou Count Basie. Peterson est leader et cela s'entend : l'architecture des compositions tourne autour des parties dynamiques de son jeu, caractérisé par un "swing" irrésistible. On lui a parfois reproché quelques "clichés" convenus dans sa pratique, mettant plus en oeuvre un sens du "drive" qu'une sensibilité réelle. Ses détracteurs doivent malgré tout convenir que Peterson menait son exécution avec une précision d'attaque et articulation proprement ahurissantes. Quant à la sensibilité, elle est ici réelle et palpable : le pianiste misait son jeu autant sur les harmonies que sur les mélodies. --Eric Frank
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This album is wonderfully appealing and, could be a great place to start with Oscar if you aren't yet acquainted with his music.
I love every track [but only have the original CD], and appreciate the variety on the recording, from C Jam Blueswith its distinctive percussion and piano and double bass solos, to slow ballads like Hymn To Freedom and Things Ain't What They Used To Be through rollicking songs like Night Train and Moten Swing.
Another terrific album is Tracks, which is one of few solo recordings.
Even if you aren't a jazz fan (or if you are looking to get into jazz) you should enjoy this. It's hard not to. It really swings. I would defy anybody not to be tapping along pretty much the minute "Happy Go Lucky Local" kicks in. The whe whole album has a great bluesy feel to it. You also get a number of extra tracks on the end of the album, none of which are up to the standards of the original cuts (which themselves set a very high standard to live up to) but which are interesting and add value to the package. It's also an excellent showcase for Peterson's piano-bass-drum trio, with Ed Thigpen on drums replacing Herb Ellis's guitar.
This is a classic jazz album in its own right. It's also a great jazz album for people who don't like jazz. Just get it.
The bonus tracks? I don't like to complain about getting something for nothing, but it would not be hard to argue that the original album is a classic that needed no embellishment. Even with lesser songs, Peterson turns in a convincing performance and these pass muster. 'Now's the Time' is an amazing bit of keyboard athleticism -- a performance more worthy than the tune. 'This Could Be the Start of Something' is similarly a superior performance of a not-so-superior number.
The jury is still out on Verve's cardboard CD jackets. It looks nice but is destined to fall apart long before the CD fails. Perhaps Verve thought they were doing us a favor. Still a five-star album, but packaging is (a small) part of the equation.
Is it possible to derive greater enjoyment from jazz than this? I ask myself this question every time I listen to this album. It's built like the great pop albums: at the end of each song, you immediately anticipate the start of the next, and experience gleeful pleasure when you hear that piano again.
The trio -one of the most celebrated piano trios in the history of the music- is tight, swinging, exquisitely balanced. Peterson's most personal moment on the album is perhaps the final "Hymn to Freedom". It is such a moving piece I'm often driven to playing it for its own sake, but nothing gives it greater emotional power than the music that precedes it. It's as if the whole album were recorded just to provide a context for "Hymn" to stand out in this way. A jubilant record is closed a with a pensive poem.
The record is dedicated to Peterson's father, a sleeping-car attendant on Canadian Pacific Railways.
Most recent customer reviews
I love this album, but the pressing of this material sounds terrible. There is significantly more compression on this than the original; it almost sounds like this was pressed from... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jake Von Wurden
"DO NOT buy this album. I'm still relatively new to vinyl but I'm learning quickly and amassing quite a good collection. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Scoob
For most of my life I've been a Rock music fan (and still am of Classic Rock), only recently discovering and appreciating Jazz, despite knowing of Oscar Peterson for decades. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Doug Keon
You will notice that is a Wax Time issue (not Verve). And you might be aware that some people have provided negative comments regarding the pressing and sound quality. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Hohenbalken
Really great. One of the best purchases in music I have made for a few years. Recommended for anyone at all interested in this style of jazzPublished on Jan. 22 2014 by Barry J Jessiman