The Oscar Peterson Trio We Get Requests Hybrid Stereo SACD
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
George Marino says the Verve masters are in excellent condition, with just one
"The one problem we had was an Oscar Peterson one – We Get Requests," he
says. "We played through it and there was a lot of weirdness going on, and
the tape was really deteriorating. But what happened was they got the original
three-track on that, and the three-track was great. So it all worked out in the
end. That was the one tape that gave us a headache."
So imagine that. We Get Requests, of course, is a timeless audiophile classic.
But the stereo master was shot. Given that we know the three-track hadn't been
used before, this means that all those great reissues of this record to date?
They were made from copies of the master. Now we get to hear the original
"And it's the best sounding of all of them," Marino says. "Excellent
Those reissues you've heard up until now – definitely still breathy, warm and
rich – were made from something less than the master. Prepare to hear the veil
This 1964 studio session features the Peterson trio with bassist Ray Brown and
Ed Thigpen, a group that had been together for five years by then and performed
like a well-oiled machine. The repertoire is mostly pop songs of the day,
including bossa nova tunes and film themes, and the treatments are fairly brief,
with emphasis placed squarely on the melodies. Even in their lightest moments,
though, the group demonstrates some of the qualities that made it among the most
influential piano trios in jazz, a group that could generate tremendous rhythmic
energy and a sense of developing musical detail. For all his legendary force,
Peterson possesses a subtle rhythmic sense, and here he infuses even "People"
with an undercurrent of swing.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• Original Verve Label Recording
Oscar Peterson, piano
Ray Brown, bass
Ed Thigpen, drum
1. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
2. The Days Of Wine And Roses
3. My One And Only Love
5. Have You Met Miss Jones?
6. You Look Good To Me
7. The Girl From Ipanema
8. D. & E.
9. Time And Again
10. Goodbye J.D.