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Oscar Peterson: Norman Granz Legacy (10CD BoxSet)
 
There are at least five Oscar Petersons on display on this comprehensive 10 x CD Box Set representing Oscars work with the legendary Norman Granz and celebrating his 80th birthday on August 15th 2005.......the virtuoso soloist, the leader of a rapidly evolving piano trio, the master accompanist, the indefatigable anchor of the Jazz At The Philharmonic rhythm section, and the devoted chronicler of the American popular song.
CD's 1-5 of AVID's Re- mastered set focuses on Oscars rather neglected work interpreting the Great American Songbook where he and Granz "tried to draw more people into jazz", including works by Kern, Arlen, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Gershwin amongst many others.
CD 6 features Oscars first session with Granz as he accompanies the legendary Billie Holiday across 16 sides that show his talent as an accompanist.
CD's 7-8 capture Oscars collaboration with four leading tenor sax men, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Stan Getz getting fired up with Dizzy Gillespie and a rare session with the unique Flip Phillips.
CD's 9-10 features the entire 1954 issue from the JATP, including Oscar playing alongside such names as Lester Young, Bill Harris and Ray Brown.
Complete with a fine essay by Dr Richard Palmer AVID's latest release is a testament to a great pianist whose courage, dedication and sheer will shine through in his playing and to a great partnership with his friend, mentor and patron Norman Granz.

Cole Porter Songbook
1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
2. Begin The Beguine
3. I've Got You Under My Skin
4. Love For Sale
5. Let's Do It
6. I Love You
7. So Near And Yet So Far
8. Just One Of Those Things
9. In The Still Of The Night
10. Night And Day
11. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
12. Anything Goes
The Duke Ellington Songbook
13. John Hardy's Wife
14. Sophisticated Lady
15. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
16. Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
17. In A Mellow Tone
18. I Got It Bad
19. Prelude To A Kiss
20. Cottontail
21. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
22. Take The 'A' Train
23. Rockin' In Rhythm
24. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

CD2
The Irvin Berlin Songbook
1. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
2. Isn't This A Lovely Day?
3. Easter Parade
4. How Deep Is The Ocean?
5. Remember
6. The Song Is Ended
7. Blue Skies
8. If I Had You
9. Cheek To Cheek
10. Alexander's Ragtime Band
11. Say It Isn't So
12. Always
The George Gershwin Songbook
13. The Man I Love
14. Fascinatin' Rhythm
15. It Ain't Necessarily So
16. Somebody Loves Me
17. Strike Up The Band
18. I've Got A Crush On You
19. I Was Doing All Right
20. 'S'Wonderful
21. Oh, Lady Be Good
22. I Got Rhythm
23. A Foggy Day
24. Love Walked In

CD3
The Jerome Kern Songbook
1. The Way You Look Tonight
2. Pick Yourself Up
3. Yesterdays
4. I Won't Dance
5. Long Ago And Far Away
6. Lovely To Look At
7. A Fine Romance
8. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
9. Ol' Man River
10. Bill
11. The Song Is You
12. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
The Richard Rodgers Songbook
13. This Can't Be Love
14. It Might As Well Be Spring
15. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
16. Johnny One Note
17. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
18. The Lady Is A Tramp
19. Blue Moon
20. Thou Swell
21. Isn't It Romantic?
22. Manhattan
23. Lover

CD 4
The Vincent Youmans Songbook
1. Tea For Two
2. Time On My Hands
3. I Know That You Know
4. Sometimes I'm Happy
5. Great Day
6. More Than You Know
7. Hallelujah!
8. The Carioca
9. Without A Song
10. I Want To Be Happy
The Harold Arlen Songbook
11. As Long As I Live
12. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
13. Come Rain Or Come Shine
14. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
15. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
16. I've Got The World On A String
17. It's Only A Paper Moon
18. That Old Black Magic
19. Let's Fall In Love
20. Stormy Weather
21. Blues In The Night

CD5
The Harry Warren Songbook
1. Nagasaki
2. Serenade In Blue
3. Lullaby Of Broadway
4. I Found A Million Dollar Baby
5. Would You Like To Take A Walk?
6. I'll String Along With You
7. I Only Have Eyes For You
8. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
9. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
10. Chattanooga Choo Choo
11. You're My Everything
The Jimmy McHugh Songbook
12. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
13. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
14. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
15. Don't Blame Me
16. I'm In The Mood For Love
17. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
18. I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
19. Diga Diga Doo
20. You're A Sweetheart

CD6
Billie Holiday and her Orchesta
1. East Of The Sun
2. Blue Moon
3. You Go To My Head
4. You Turned The Tables On Me
5. Easy To Love
6. These Foolish Things
7. I Only Have Eyes For You
8. Solitude
9. Everything I Have Is Yours
10. Love For Sale
11. Moonglow
12. Tenderly
13. If The Moon Turns Green
14. Remember
15. Autumn In New York
16. My Man
17. Lover Come Back To Me
18. Stormy Weather
19. Yesterdays
20. She's Funny That Way (He's Funny That Way)
21. I Can't Face The Music
22. How Deep Is The Ocean?
23. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
24. I Cried For You

CD7
Ben Webster: King Of The Tenors
1. Tenderly
2. Jive At Six
3. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
4. That's All
5. Bounce Blues
6. Pennies From Heaven
7. Cottontail
8. Danny Boy
Flip Phillips: Rock With Flip
9. Lemon Aid 21
10. I'll Never Be The Same
11. All Of Me
12. I've Got The World On A String
13. Almost Like Being In Love
14. The Lady's In Love With You
15. Singin' The Blues
16. Birth Of The Blues
Billie Holiday and her Orchestra
17. Autumn In New York
The Harold Arlen Songbook
18. Over The Rainbow

CD8
Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz: Diz & Getz
1. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
2. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
3. Exactly Like You
4. It's The Talk Of The Town
5. Impromptu
6. Girl Of My Dreams
7. Siboney (Parts 1)
8. Siboney (Parts 2)
Lester Young: The President Plays
9. Ad Lib Blues
10. Just You, Just Me
11. Tea For Two
12. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
13. Almost Like Being In Love
14. There Will Never Be Another You

CD9
Jazz At The Philharmonic 1
1. Introduction
2 - 8. Cool Blues (improvisation)
Ballad Medley
9. September Song
10. Someone To Watch Over Me
11. Flamingo
12. I Can't Get Started
13. Makin' Whoopee
14. The Young Man With A Horn
15. Embraceable You
The Challenge Part 1: Fast Blues
16 - 17. Cottontail (Part 1)
18 - 19. Cottontail (Part 2)
The Challenge Part 2: Fast Blues
20. The King
21. Introduction
22. Lollobrigida
23. Pompton Turnpike
24. Swinging On A Star
25. Love For Sale

CD10
Jazz At The Philharmonic 2
1. Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home
2. Introduction
3. Lester's Blues
4. I Cover The Waterfront
5. Lester Leaps In
6. One O'Clock Jump
7. Introduction
8. Indiana
9. Somebody Loves Me
10. Laura
11. Stompin' At The Savoy
12. Flying Home
13 - 21. Concert Blues (Parts 1 & 2) (improvisation)

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