Oscar Peterson Trio (with Milt Jackson): Very Tall (1961) 1989
01. (On) Green Dolphin Street
03. The Work Song
04. John Brown’s Body
05. A Wonderful Guy
06. Reunion Blues
Oscar Peterson – piano;
Ray Brown – bass;
Ed Thigpen – drums;
Milt Jackson – vibraphone
#1,6: recorded New York City; September 15, 1961
#2-5: recorded New York City; September 18, 1961
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Original sessions producer: Jim Davis
Original sessions engineer: Val Valentin
Liner notes: Nat Hentoff
Photography: Roy DeCarava
Re-issue, Re-mastered [1989, CD]:
Prepared for Compact Disc by Richard Seidel
Digitally remastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Dennis Drake, PolyGram Studios, USA.
This first match-up on records between pianist Oscar Peterson and vibraphonist Milt Jackson was so logical that it is surprising it did not occur five years earlier.
Originally recorded for Verve and three decades later reissued on this audiophile CD by Mobile Fidelity, the quartet set (which also includes bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen) swings as hard as one might expect.
Highlights include “On Green Dolphin Street,” “The Work Song,” “John Brown’s Body” (a jam on “Battle Hymn of the Republic”) and “Reunion Blues.”
Fortunately O.P. and Bags would meet up on records many times in the future (particularly during their Pablo years) but this first effort is a particularly strong set.