Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Lorne Lofsky, Ulf Wakenius (guitar); St‚phane Grappelli (violin); Benny Carter (alto saxophone); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis , Ralph Moore (tenor saxophone); Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Hargrove (trumpet); Clark Terry (flugelhorn); Count Basie, Benny Green (piano); Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Dave Young, John Heard , Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Ray Brown (bass guitar); Lewis Nash , Louie Bellson, Martin Drew, Mickey Roker, Karriem Riggins, Bobby Durham (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
An heir to the amazing artistry of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson is the definition of the classy mainstream jazz pianist, as his style encompasses the best of the swing and bebop eras. Peterson has accompanied many iconic vocal stylists--Ella Fitzgerald and Fred Astaire, to name two--and played with a stunning array of instrumentalists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Stephane Grappelli, and Roy Hargrove. Drawn from the years 1974 to 2000, PERFECT PETERSON is proof-positive this pianist, like all great art, improves with age.