Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train (Abbey Road Remaster)

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From the opening bars of the title track of this beautiful album, Oscar Peterson lays down the kind of piano playing for which he had been famous for well over a decade; the deftness of touch, the almost sleight of hand, as he beguiles the listener into making it sound all too easy.

Peterson talks through the piano and at his best, he makes the piano sing, just listen to "Georgia On My Mind" for example. While Peterson has at times, unfairly, been called an unemotional pianist, that is not a criticism that can be leveled at Night Train. It is a beautifully recorded album that makes the piano, long-time Peterson trio bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen sound as though they are in the room. Norman Granz, who managed Peterson at the time, produced this album. It is a fitting tribute to both performer and mentor.

Heavyweight vinyl produced by Verve Records in 2013. Remastered at Abbey Road Studios.

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