Oscar Peterson Quartet: Oscar Peterson (acoustic & electric pianos); Joe Pass (guitar); Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen (bass); Louie Bellson (drums).
Recorded at Sounds Interchange, Ltd, Toronto, Canada on April 11 & 12, 1979. Includes liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1999, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Joe Pass (guitar); Louie Bellson (drums).
Recording information: 04/11/1979-04/12/1979.
Photographer: Oscar Peterson.
This is a most unusual album for Oscar Peterson because the pianist not only performs six of his own compositions but he plays the great majority of time on electric piano. With the assistance of guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Niels Pederson and drummer Louie Bellson, he keeps his own musical personality despite the change in "axes" and, although the results are not essential, this setting does cast a fresh light on Peterson's creativity. ~ Scott Yanow