Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Ray Brown, Sam Jones (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded on December 3, 1965 and May 4, 1966. Includes original release liner notes by Gene Lees.
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Ed Thigpen, Louis Hayes (drums).
Liner Note Author: Gene Lees.
Recording information: 12/03/1965/05/04/1966.
This CD reissue finds pianist Oscar Peterson at a transitional point in his career. Louis Hayes was the new drummer in his trio and, although veteran Ray Brown is on bass during the earlier of the two sessions, by 1966 he would depart after 15 years and be replaced by Sam Jones. However, the basic sound of the Oscar Peterson Trio remained unchanged (Peterson was the dominant voice anyway) and the personality of the group remained intact. Peterson contributed three originals (including the hard-swinging title cut) to this program and also sounds typically fine on "Let's Fall in Love," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "If I Were a Bell," and a definitive version of "Stella by Starlight." ~ Scott Yanow