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A Jazzy Thursday Afternoon – so let’s go Into the Night with Oscar and Milt!

So today I doing some work that required a bit of concentration, so the soundtrack was jazz oriented. Last night I had turned on Pandora and was listening to some jazz albums and one of the tracks was from the album Very Tall by Milt Jackson and Oscar Peterson, since the track that played last night was very good and I had never heard this album I thought that the album would be a good place to start my afternoon music. I was right! What a great album, but then I” wouldn’t expect anything  from these two great jazz masters! here’s some information in the album from CD Universe:

Digitally remastered using 24-Bit technology by Kevin Reeves (Universal Music Studios-East). VERY TALL was the first of several collaborations between pianist Oscar Peterson and vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and is a particularly enjoyable session of accessible, hard- swinging post-bop. Peterson’s trio of the time, which included bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, was already a tight working unit, and the addition of Jackson’s cool, shimmering vibes fleshes their sound out beautifully. The set list includes a breezy take on “Green Dolphin Street,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “A Wonderful Guy,” and two Jackson originals, the 12-bar jam “Reunion Blues,” and “Heartstrings,” an aching, melancholic ballad. Nat Adderley’s “The Work Song” and a bluesy improv on “Battle Hymn of the Republic” entitled “John Brown’s Body” round out the album. With its fine performances and laid-back, easy feel (Jackson’s cool style tempers Peterson’s usual fiery approach here), VERY TALL is a highly satisfying set. This is part of the Verve Records Master Edition series. Trio With Milt Jackson Vme-Remastered Recorded at Nola Recording Studios, New York, New York on September 15 & 18, 1961 Read More 

So if you like jazz and in particular great piano and vibes check this one out!!

I also saw on MOG a five disc set call  Movin’: The Complete Verve Recordings has been released. I have several of these albums on vinyl including the two Jimmy and Wes albums. It would be nice to have them all – hum the MP3 version is only $37.00 maybe?? Anyway I did listen to several of the tracks this afternoon!

The rest of the afternoon was a mix of jazz tracks and included tracks from Chet Baker, Gary Burton, Stephon Harris, Miles – even on with Miles and Charlie Parker, Art Blakey and Larry Coryell. It was a nice relaxing afternoon!

So let’s go “Into the Night” with some Milt and Oscar – “On Green Dolphin Street” from Very Tall!