2023 reissue, 12″ LP, Verve/UMG. Acoustic Sounds series.
Here’s a classic from The Oscar Peterson Trio – a coll-headed slice of traditional jazz from 1963 which is enjoying its 60th anniversary as the clock ticks over to 2023. It’s an understated masterpiece, made up short performances written with commercial radio broadcast in mind, but even within tight time frames Peterson creates subtle, elegant movement which has rendered this record an enduring influence on successive generations of jazz musicians. Repressed on heavyweight wax and presented in a gatefold sleeve, it’s sure to inspire a new wave of jazz artists as it gets a fresh airing. – Juno