Down Beat - 2/98, pp.48-504 stars (out of 5)
- "...this package...is cause for pleasure....a finely balanced program....through it all he swings like mad..."
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Lorne Lofsky (guitar); Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass); Martin Drew (drums).
Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, France on June 25, 1996. Includes liner notes by Alyn Shipton.
Nonpareil pianist Oscar Peterson may have lost the use of his left hand following his stroke, but he's still got more technique and swing than most of the pianists out there. If you doubt that, check out this recording made in Paris in 1996 with his quartet. Peterson is a treasure, and his takes on these originals and standards offer ample evidence. ~ Ross Boissoneau