Personnel includes: Oscar Peterson (piano); Rick Wilkins (conductor).
Recorded at McClear Place Recording Studios, Toronto, Canada on April 15, 1981 and at De Lane Lea Music Centre, London, England on April 24 & 25, 1981. Includes liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1998, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Benny Green .
Recording information: De Lane Lea Music Centre, London, England (04/15/1981-04/25/1981); McClear Place Recording Studios, Toronto, Canada (04/15/1981-04/25/1981).
Arranger: Rick Wilkins.
To celebrate the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Di of England, Oscar Peterson composed a ten-song suite that he performs on this album while accompanied by an unidentified string orchestra arranged by Rick Wilkins. Not too surprisingly Peterson (who doubles here on electric piano) proves to be a talented composer and, even if none of the individual pieces caught on (or was ever apparently recorded again by the pianist), the music on a whole is quite satisfying. ~ Scott Yanow