Oscar Peterson – Girl Talk (1968) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011]
SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:22 minutes | Full Scans included | 1,66 GB
One of a number of memorable albums recorded by Oscar Peterson for MPS during the mid-’60s, Girl Talk was compiled from several live studio sessions taped between 1964 and 1966, with bassist Sam Jones and either Bobby Durham or Louis Hayes on drums. Peterson’s romping right hand helps this normally bland show tune. The pianist’s imaginative unaccompanied introduction to “I’m in the Mood for Love” adds a new dimension to this old chestnut, with the rhythm section making a belated entrance; it is rather unusual to hear the trio play on just one song for 17 minutes. The title track, an overlooked gem jointly written by Bobby Troup and Neal Hefti, finds the leader in a bluesy mood. The relaxed but jaunty treatment of “Robbin’s Nest” follows a powerful medley of “I Concentrate on You” and “Moon River” to wrap up this highly recommended session.
01. On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
02. I’m In The Mood For Love
03. Girl Talk
04. Medley: I Concentrate On You / Moon River
05. Robbins Nest