Though not exclusively subtle and romantic, Riddle and Peterson strike a golden bipartisan compromise in rendering these well-known American popular songs into quietly burning embers of pure delight. It's a predictable mix, but so warm and heartfelt that one has to commend the participants for allowing each other their own personal ideas without selling out. Riddle's contribution was to form a unique group, unfortunately all unattributed, of ten cellos (no violins or violas), five horns, three flutes, a harp, and a percussion section
Oscar Peterson and Nelson Riddle. Oscar Peterson/Nelson Riddle. Those aforementioned completists will be happy to know, however, that the long out-of-print 1963 Verve album Oscar Peterson and Nelson Riddle has finally been rereleased. In his own liner notes, Peterson describes his collaboration with Riddle-once referred to by Frank Sinatra as "the greatest arranger in the world"-as "an important landmark in my record career. There's no question that a great deal of tender love and care went into the conception and execution of the album's ten selections.
Studio album by Oscar Peterson. 1963 The original album was remastered and rereleased by Verve in 2009.
Album · 1962 · 10 Songs. Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle Oscar Peterson. 4. Someday My Prince Will Come. 8. A Sleeping Bee. Oscar Peterson. 9. Portrait of Jenny.
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Night Train is an album by the Oscar Peterson Trio, released in 1963 by Verve Records. Album producer Norman Granz had sold the record label Verve, but remained Peterson's manager, and so supervised the Night Train recording session. The brief duration of many of the tracks has been attributed to a desire to have them played on commercial radio, which was reluctant to play any tracks longer than a few minutes. The cover art photograph is by Pete Turner and original sleeve notes were by Benny Green.
For the band to back up the 1963 version of the Oscar Peterson trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen might have created some tension, with Peterson always wanting to cut loose and go over the top as opposed to the silky smooth sound Riddle favored. Though not exclusively subtle and romantic, Riddle and Peterson strike a golden bipartisan compromise in rendering these well-known American popular songs into quietly burning embers of pure delight.