Down Beat - 1/914 Stars
- Very Good "...you'll be dazzled..."
Recorded live in 1986 in Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, David Young, Martin Drew.
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Joe Pass (guitar); Martin Drew (drums).
Audio Mixer: Eric Miller .
Audio Remixer: David Luke.
Liner Note Author: Leonard Feather.
Recording information: Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA (11/12/1986/11/14/1986).
Unknown Contributor Roles: David Young ; Joe Pass; John Falzarano; Martin Drew.
Pianist Oscar Peterson's stint at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles in Nov. 1986 resulted in two CDs' worth of material. Peterson's quartet (with guitarist Joe Pass, bassist David Young and drummer Martin Drew) performs an interesting medley of "Perdido" and "Caravan," plays sensitively on "If You Only Knew," explores the pianist's "City Lights" and performs a three-part "The Bach Suite," which is climaxed by "Bach's Blues." Enjoyable music, it's recommended to Peterson's many fans. ~ Scott Yanow