Originally released on Pablo records as part of a series of trumpet and piano duos, pairing pianist Oscar Peterson with Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Roy Eldridge and Jon Faddis.
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); John Faddis (trumpet).
Recorded at RCA Recording Studios, New York, New York on June 5, 1975. Includes liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Jon Faddis (trumpet).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Benny Green .
Recording information: RCA Studios, New York, NY (06/05/1975).
In the mid-'70s, Oscar Peterson recorded duet albums with veteran trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Clark Terry, and Harry "Sweets" Edison. He paid the young Jon Faddis a huge compliment by also recording a set with him. Faddis, very much under Gillespie's influence but already displaying a wide range, clearly enjoyed the challenge, and on a set of standards and basic material, he often tears into the songs with reckless abandon. The Peterson-Faddis encounter is generally quite exciting and a high point in the early career of Jon Faddis. ~ Scott Yanow