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The Oscar Peterson Trio + Singers Unlimited In Tune LP 180 Gram Vinyl Analogue AAA Series MPS 2017

Artist: Oscar Peterson
Title: In Tune
Catalog Number: 0212401MSW
Label: MPS
Reissued by: MPS
Barcode: 4029759124016
Original release year: 1973
Reissue year: 2017
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 351gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: December 10, 2017
Collection: MPS AAA Reissue Series
Note: Not eligible for any further discounts
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Masterful piano playing meets up with elaborate vocal harmony in this legendary MPS summit meeting from the label’s early period. Oscar Peterson, MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer’s long-time friend and collaborator, along with Peterson’s colleagues, bassist George Mraz and drummer Louis Hayes, act as the counterweights to the vocal architects from Chicago, The Singers Unlimited.

 

 

  • Audiophile Analogue Remastering
  • Remastered by Christoph Stickel and Dirk Sommer
  • Reforest The Legend MPS AAA Reissue Series
  • 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Pressed at Optimal Media in Germany
  • Large insert with photo of the Original Master Tape box
  • Gatefold Cover

 

 

Masterful piano playing meets up with elaborate vocal harmony in this legendary MPS summit meeting from the label’s early period. Oscar Peterson, MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer’s long-time friend and collaborator, along with Peterson’s colleagues, bassist George Mraz and drummer Louis Hayes, act as the counterweights to the vocal architects from Chicago. Peterson himself instigated the first contact between the Schwarzwald studio and The Singers Unlimited (TSU). That contact developed into a fruitful decade-long relationship; the Villingen studio’s superb technology perfectly suited the sophisticated requirements of vocal artist and leader Gene Puerling. Recorded in 1971, “In Tune” was TSU’s first album on MPS. It feeds off the languages of the two musical poles, whether it’s in the swinging give and take of the opener, “Sesame Street”, or in the switch from the reverential orchestrally-layered choir intro to Peterson’s sparkling play on “It Never Entered My Mind”. It’s the same with the dreamy arrangement of “The Shadow of Your Smile”; in his role as delicate accompanist, Peterson narrows it down to the essentials. Peterson and TSU soprano Bonnie Herman take improvisatory strolls together in the nostalgic Michel Legrand ballad “Once Upon a Summertime”. Two Brazilian excursions are highlighted: In Antônio Carlos Jobim’s “Children’s Game” TSU delivers polysyllabic ornamentation to Peterson’s rollicking waltz whimsy; in Luis Bonfá‘s “The Gentle Rain”, Peterson plays around with the amative choral harmonies.

 

 

Musicians:

 

Oscar Peterson, piano

George Mraz, bass

Louis Hayes, drums

The Singers Unlimited, vocals

 

Track Listing:


Side A
1. Sesame Street
2. It Never Entered My Mind
3. Childrens Game
4. The Gentle Rain
5. A Child Is Born


Side B
1. The Shadow Of Your Smile
2. Catherine
3. Once Upon A Summertime
4. Here's That Rainy Day

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

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