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Night Train (Restored/Rm)


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 16 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B0000047D4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record  |  Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,808 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Happy-Go-Lucky Local (AKA 'Night Train')
2. C-Jam Blues
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. Bags' Groove
5. Moten Swing
6. Easy Does It
7. The Honeydripper
8. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
9. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
10. Band Call
11. Hymn To Freedom
12. Happy-Go-Lucky Local (AKA 'Night Train') (Alternate Take)
13. Volare
14. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
15. Moten Swing (Rehearsal Take)
16. Now's The Time
17. This Could Be The Start Of Something

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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Krohn on June 2 2004
Format: Audio CD
Well, this is it! If I could only have ONE of the dozens of Oscar Peterson CDs to play on the proverbial desert island, THIS would be the one! Recorded in 1962.....post-Herb Ellis (guitar) era; Ed Thigpen (drum) era. So much pleasure, of course, to be heard from BOTH eras!....but this one tops 'em all for me. THE definitive versions (by any swinger!) of Georgia on My Mind, Moten Swing, Easy Does It, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), and two I wasn't familiar with which I fell in love with: Band Call, and Hymn to Freedom. The chordal progressions alone are ear candy, and if your heart doesn't respond, call 911 ASAP!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gilly Bean on May 24 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my most favourite jazz albums of all time. And this remastered version makes a perfect album even more perfect. With it's 6 bonus tracks, meticulous remastering and great packaging, this is a must-have for any jazz lover. Peterson truly is the best jazz pianist of all time, and this is one of his best recordings. The 12 page booklet includes photos of OP, Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen, as well as informative liner notes, including track-by-track notes. For me, the true highlight of this album is the wonderful "Hymn to Freedom" with its tremoloed, chorded climax that almost has you on your feet cheering. This album is much more than just a jazz album...it is a work of art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 23 1998
Format: Audio CD
The incredible genius of Oscar Peterson leaves one almost breathless. His imagination and creativity are without equal, in my estimation. Combined with the impeccable timing and unique style of drummer Eddie Thigpen, and the magical caress of the bass by Ray Brown, make this a truly incredible listening pleasure. Beginning with Night Train, and the interesting changes on the piano, along with the bass solo, one cannot help but be moved.You want to just sit and listen, but at the same time, you imagine yourself on the dance floor whirling to the strains of these remarkable musicians. With each tune, the mood changes, but always with appreciation and delight at such gifted men. This is one any music lover does not want to pass up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gontroppo on Feb. 7 2004
Format: Audio CD
Unlike many jazz piano lovers, I have never thought Oscar Peterson was showing off or playing too many notes, though I also love Count Basie, whose sparse playing goes in the opposite direction.
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.
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Format: Audio CD
It's a pretty safe bet that if you put on pretty much any Oscar Peterson album you're going to have a good time. "Night Train" is probably his best known (and most accessible) album and it's easy to see why.
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.
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Format: Audio CD
Night Train is one of the best jazz piano albums I have yet to hear. Oscar Peterson is spellbinding -- both at breakneck and leisurely speeds -- and the ensemble is tight. Favorites here include Ellington's C-Jam Blues (only two notes!), The Honeydripper, Moten Swing, a definitive Band Call and of course a memorable rendition of the title track. I am a huge fan of Dave Brubeck, but one ride on the Night Train and it's obvious Peterson was something special. If you like exciting jazz piano -- this isn't background music -- Night Train is essential.
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.
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Format: Audio CD
This is an impeccably constructed selection of favourites, performed with the delicacy of touch and inherent melodic sense that Peterson displays in his finest moments.
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.
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