Oscar Peterson Trio - We get Requests (Verve Records)
FROM THE VERVE RECORDS TAPES
DELUXE LIMITED EDITION 180-GRAM LP
Released in 1964, We Get Requests was Oscar Peterson's last album from his fourteen-year collaboration with the Verve label. It features the pianist leading what was perhaps his greatest trio ever, with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. It's generally agreed that We Get Requests is one of the technically best-recorded jazz-trio discs in the catalog, and as such it's usually employed in audiophile set demonstrations, especially the song "You Look Good to Me," on which the interplay between the piano, bass and drums is really outstanding. The album also contains several perennial hits, such as Antonio Carlos Jobim's "The Girl From lpanema" and "Corcovado", Henry Mancini's "The Days of Wine and Roses", and the Jule Styne-Bob Merrill classic "People" (from the 1964 Broadway musical Funny Girt that was first popularized by Barbra Streisand). Although a few 1965 recordings (such as Exclusively For My Friends- The Lost Tapes) surfaced several decades later, We Get Requests marked the last official studio album released in its time by this classic formation of the Oscar Peterson Trio.
1. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
2. The Days Of Wine And Roses
3. My One And Only Love
5. Have You Met Miss Jones?
1. You Look Good To Me
2. The Girl From Ipanema
3. D. & E.
4. Time And Again
5. Goodbye J.D.
Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Produced by JIM DAVIS
Release date - March 24th, 2023 (originally released on Verve Records in 1964)