Oscar Peterson + Harry “Sweets” Edison + Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson {Pablo}


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)
During Nov. 12-14, 1986, pianist Oscar Peterson recorded three albums worth of material for Norman Granz’s Pablo label. This particular CD features the great pianist with his quartet (bassist Dave Young, drummer Martin Drew and guest guitarist Joe Pass) along with trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison and altoist Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson. The strictly instrumental set has many fine solos on appealing tunes such as “Stuffy,” “Broadway” and the lengthy blues “Slooow Drag.” This boppish session gave Vinson a rare chance to really stretch out and he was up for the challenge.

Tracklist:
01. Stuffy (09:14)
02. This One’s for Jaws (04:54)
03. Everything Happens to Me (04:37)
04. Broadway (05:14)
05. Slooow Drag (10:36)
06. What’s New (04:28)
07. Satin Doll (07:29)

Personnel:
Oscar Peterson – piano
Harry “Sweets” Edison – trumpet
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – alto saxophone
Joe Pass – guitar
Dave Young – bass
Martin Drew – drums

Recorded in Hollywood, CA; November 12, 1986.

Label: Pablo
Year: 1987
Genre: Jazz
Style: Mainstream, Bop
Total Time: 46:31

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

Joe Pass Trio – Eximious {Pablo}[OJC]


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

Joe Pass took time off from his solo guitar projects to record this excellent trio set with bassist Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. Pass swings hard throughout, is consistently inventive within the bebop tradition, and indulges in close interplay with Pedersen. Together, these musicians make the wondrous seem effortless. Among the highlights are “We’ll Be Together Again” (the one unaccompanied guitar showcase on the program), “Robbins Nest,” “Lush Life,” “Night and Day,” and “Speak Low.”

Tracks:
01 – A Foxy Chick and a Cool Cat
02 – Robbins Nest
03 – Lush Life
04 – Serenata
05 – Love for Sale
06 – Night and Day
07 – We’ll Be Together Again
08 – Everything I Love
09 – Everyting I’ve Got
10 – Speak Low

Personnel:
Joe Pass – guitar
Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen – bass
Martin Drew – drums

Recorded at Group IV Studios, Hollywood, CA; May 25 and July 8, 1982.

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork