Oscar Peterson - Exclusively For My Friends

 (+ Booklet)


Label:

MPS

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
AMPS 20821
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Box Sets


No. of Discs: 6
Note: 180 Gram

Original Price: $239.98
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Pure analog mastering process

6 LP deluxe box, gatefold jackets w/ glossy varnish finish

180-gram individual pressings include Action, Girl Talk, The Way I Really Play, My Favorite Instrument, Mellow Mood and Travelin' On

"The German audiophile journalist/producer Dirk Sommer commenced work on a project to reissue a six LP set of these extraordinary private sessions, working from the original master tapes....The sound varies somewhat from record to record, but the quality is generally very high with Peterson appearing between center and right speaker and Thigpen and Brown to your left....Peterson's playing dazzles with speed, intensity, eclecticism and inventiveness....Dynamics are explosive and the cutting engineer, knowing his audience, kept his hands off the limiter." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. Read the whole review here.

Exclusively for My Friends is generally regarded as the heart of every Oscar Peterson collection. Peterson even raved that the MPS recordings, mainly due to the intimate atmosphere of inclusion in Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer's living room and its perfection and sensitivity as a sound engineer and producer, brought out Peterson's best.

The resulting 1963-1968 private concert recordings are the impressive result of the long friendship between the exceptional Canadian pianist and the Black Forest label owners and document both Peterson's brilliance in high-profile trio lineups as well as Brunner-Schwer's obsession with the best possible sound.

Each recording is pressed on 180 grams of virgin vinyl. The sound reflects the pure analog mastering process freed from traces of aging and carefully optimized. This MPS set corresponds again to the highest audiophile standards of today.

Music

Sound

Ratings from Michael Fremer @ AnalogPlanet.com



Vol. I - Action
1. At Long Last Love
2. Easy Walker
3. Tin Tin Deo
4. I've Got a Crush On You
5. Foggy Day
6. Like Someone In Love

Vol. II - Girl Talk
1. On a Clear Day
2. I'm In the Mood For Love
3. Girl Talk
4. Medley: Concentrate On You/Moon river
5. Robbins Nest

Vol. III - The Way I Really Play
1. Waltzing Is Hip
2. Satin Doll
3. Love Is Here To Stay
4. Sandy's Blues
5. Alice In Wonderland
6. Noreen's Nocturne

Vol. IV - My Favorite Instrument (solo)
1. Someone To Watch Over Me
2. Perdido
3. Body and Soul
4. Who Can I Turn To
5. Bye, Bye Blackbird
6. I Should Care
7. Lulu's Back In Town
8. Little Girl Blue
9. Take the "A" Train

Vol. V - Mellow Mood
1. In A Mellotone
2. Nica's Dream
3. Green Dolphin Street
4. Summertime
5. Sometimes I'm Happy
6. Who Can I Turn To

Vol. VI - Travelin' On
1. Travelin' On
2. Emily
3. Quiet Nights
4. Sax No End
5. When Lights Are Low

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Addictive Collection

posted on 08/20/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bill Spence
Hey, I'm the first to admit that when I get a box set, I usually play it through once and shelve it for a year or two. Well, I listened to this and immediately cued up the records to go again . Something I think I'll be doing for a bit here. Dead quiet vinyl and great sound considering the vintage. Extremely well done.


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