Oscar Peterson and Roy Eldridge {Pablo}[OJC]

Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

Part of his five sessions that featured duets with different trumpeters, pianist Oscar Peterson’s matchup with trumpeter Roy Eldridge (reissued on CD) has its strong moments. Eldridge did not quite have the range of his earlier years, but his competitive streak had not mellowed with age. Peterson pushes Eldridge to his limit and the music is generally quite exciting. Highlights include “Little Jazz,” “Sunday,” and “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.”

01 – Little Jazz
02 – She’s Funny That Way
03 – The Way You Look Tonight
04 – Sunday
05 – Bad Hat Blues
06 – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
07 – Blues for Chu

Oscar Peterson – piano and organ
Roy Eldridge – trumpet

Recorded at M.G.M. Recording Studios, Los Angeles; December 8, 1974.

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork


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