Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson – Very Tall {Verve}[MFSL]


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

This first matchup 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.

Tracks:
01 – Green Dolphin Street
02 – Heartstrings
03 – The Work Song
04 – John Brown’s Body
05 – A Wonderful Guy
06 – Reunion Blues

Personnel:
Oscar Peterson – piano
Milt Jackson – vibes
Ray Brown – bass
Ed Thigpen – drums

Recorded on December, 1961

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, covers

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