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A Tribute to Oscar Peterson / Andrew Litton

Litton,Andrew / Peterson
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2034  
Composer:  Harry WarrenThelonious MonkJohnny GreenRichard Rodgers,   ... 
Performer:  Andrew Litton
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

In an even dozen solos transcribed from Oscar Peterson recordings, Andrew Litton grasps the dazzling runs and big, rapid left hand chords with genuine idiomatic flair and a sense of timing that do the late, great jazz virtuoso justice. It is true that back-to-back comparisons reveal Oscar to have the lighter touch and sharper accents, along with more angular linear projection, pliable bass lines and harmonic tension. In other words, Litton’s fingers are pianistically oriented, while Oscar’s evoke the dynamism, color and visceral impact of a big band. Still, this disc is an obvious labor of unconditional love.

– Jed
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lulu's Back in Town by Harry Warren
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
2.
'Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1944; New York, USA 
3.
Body and Soul by Johnny Green
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
4.
Little Girl Blue by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
5.
Take the "A" train by Billy Strayhorn
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
6.
A child is born by Thad Jones
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7.
Basin Street Blues by Spencer Williams
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Rosalie: How long has this been goin' on? by George Gershwin
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
9.
The Nearness of You by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
10.
Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
11.
Things Ain't What They Used To Be by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Perdido by Juan Tizol
Performer:  Andrew Litton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

Lulu's Back In Town
'Round Midnight
Body and Soul
A Child Is Born
Jumbo: Little Girl Blue
Take the A Train
Basin Street Blues
Rosalie: How Long Has This Been Going On?
The Nearness of You
Over the Rainbow
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Perdido

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