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Devialet the Lost Recordings Oscar Peterson Trio #063 of 900


It was 9 p.m. on 10 February 1961 as Norman Granz took to the stage of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to present one of the Oscar Peterson Trio’s most sensational concerts.

Waiting in the wings was his protégé, the artist he discovered purely by chance one night in 1949 while listening to the radio in a Montreal taxi, the man he would take to the very pinnacle of pianistic success. He was the man Granz presented that evening as the “Ineffable”. Certainly it can be said that Peterson played a hundred notes where other pianists may have used ten, but he gave each of these notes a life of its own, bringing a whole new dimension to the music. As only he could.

One of the Oscar Peterson Trio’s most sensational concerts.

The melodic purity and throb of the concert’s opening number, “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise”, overwhelm the listener. Before you know it, Peterson’s Latino homage to his friend Dizzy Gillespie transports you somewhere between Broadway and Rio.

  • 01 Introduction by Norman Granz
  • 02 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
  • 03 Band Call
  • 04 Con Alma
  • 05 Politics and Poker
  • 06 Where Do I Go From Here
  • 07 I Remember Clifford
  • 08 It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • 09 Chicago

It was the Summer of 1975. Sarah Vaughan gave a magnificent concert at the Laren Jazz Festival. The loss of this live recording has remained a tragedy ever since. A piece of our emotional heritage almost disappeared with it. After an epic adventure driven by passion, we managed to unearth this unique masterpiece. Along with a number of legendary jazz recordings: Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, and more still to come.

The restoration and remastering of these analog tapes could not have been achieved as perfectly without the help of Fondamenta. Using our patented Expert Pro digital-analog hybrid capabilities, they invented a unique audio excavation process called Phoenix Mastering®. For uncompromising sound quality.

Vinyl takes you right to the heart and soul of music. It’s the ideal medium for capturing the warmth and character of a vintage recording. Every breath and imperfection, perfectly rendered. A natural choice for recordings this precious, our albums are pressed in 180g vinyl. For unflinching audiophile definition.

Produced by one of the finest vinyl manufacturers in the world, The Lost Recordings feature an exclusive collector’s edition design.

Limited to only 900 copies per album, they remain an extremely rare find.      https://youtu.be/mZmoQ1pLEsI