West Side Story was a bit of an unusual session for several reasons. First, the popularity of both the Broadway musical and the film version that followed meant that there were many records being made of its music.
Second, rather than woodshed on the selections prior to entering the studio, the Oscar Peterson Trio spontaneously created impressions of the musical's themes on the spot.
Ray Brown plays arco bass behind Peterson in the lovely "Somewhere," while the feeling to "Jet Song" is very hip in the trio's hands. The snappy interplay between the musicians in the brisk setting of "Tonight" turns it into a swinger. The romp through "I Feel Pretty" is full of humor, while the CD closes with a brief reprise of several Moment I Count - Boom Boom Satellites - Experienced II: Embrace Tour 2013 Budokan - Documentary Edit from the musical to wrap the session with a flourish.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Celebration Comfort Dinner Ambiance Reminiscing.
Track Listing. Something's Coming. Oscar Peterson Trio. Jet Somewhere - Oscar Peterson Trio* - West Side Story. I Feel Pretty. Spotify Amazon.
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