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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pastel Moods - Oscar Peterson

Pastel Moods
By Oscar Peterson
Verve Records
Cover Photo by Alex de Paola
MG V-2004

The set is available from online vendors. My scan above is a better representation of the original jacket color.

Well crafted light jazz/mood album.

From the back cover: Why any observer should relate an artist's appearance to his music is difficult to understand – nothing could be more irrelevant. Still, the fact is, one can't possibly help noticing the size of Oscar Peterson. He's a hugh mammoth of a man and yet this great height and overall size is belied by the gentle, almost caressing touch he gives the piano – all the more noticeable on this album where the mood is pastel.

Also from the back cover: Giving Oscar Peterson equally first-rate assistance are two rhythm men, Ray Brown on bass and Irving Ashby, guitar. With intelligence and imagination, they abet Oscar in a good example of teamwork on:

You Go To My Head
They Can't Take That Away From Me
There's A Small Hotel
You Turned The Tables On Me
These Foolish Things (Remind My Of You)
I Can't Get Started
Blue Moon
East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)

And Herb Ellis, Guitar, and Ray Brown, Bass, on:

My Old Flame
I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
Serenade In Blue
Sweet Lorranie
Angel Eyes

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