The Oscar Peterson Trio - West Side Story


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Total download size: 1.70GB Total play length: 35:14

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What more can be said about West Side Story? With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim it would be a contender for most people's vote for best musical of all time. To own a copy of the sublime music you should first have the original film soundtrack but after that it is worth exploring the alternatives. One such is the album by the Oscar Peterson Trio (Peterson on piano, Ed Thigpen on drums and the ever-present Ray Brown on bass) which interprets seven of the songs in a jazz setting. You do not get "America" or "Cool" but you do get a stunning "Jet Song", where the Trio interplay as only a top notch trio can. Also included are the classics "Somewhere", "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty" and "Maria". What is lost by the absence of vocals is more than made up for by Peterson's trademark subdued swing.

1. Something's Coming
2. Somewhere
3. Jet Song
4. Tonight
5. Maria
6. I Feel Pretty
7. Reprise

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