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While Brown and Peterson were regularly playing duets, Brown suggested that they extend the formation to a trio in 1951. After a short try with Charlie Smith on drums, they soon moved to a piano/bass/guitar line-up, working with either Barney Kessel or Irving Ashby during the first couple of years. Kessel left at the end of the season, and Brown suggested Herb Ellis as a replacement. This line-up is what is usually referred to as The Peterson Trio, and will last up to 1958.

After Ellis retirement, Brown and Peterson couldn't replace him and decided to change the trio structure with the inclusion of drummer Ed Thigpen, a new line-up that would again produce some massive amount of stellar material (including the grueling year 1962).

In 1965, both Brown and Thigpen retired, putting an end to the specific alchemy that defined the classic Peterson trio.

Though there were later on a number of other trio sessions led by Peterson (including with Joe Pass, NHØP, Bobby Durham, Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Jake Hannon), they do not belong to this group and should be filled under "Oscar Peterson".

Note that a late 80s reunion would reunite Ellis/Brown/Peterson for a serie of Blue Note lives.

Annotation last modified on 2011-09-02 18:14 .
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio #1 Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1954 Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio #2 Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1954 Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio #2 Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1958 The Oscar Peterson Trio At Newport The Oscar Peterson Trio with Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt & Jo Jones 2
1958 The President Plays with The Oscar Peterson Trio Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1959 A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra The Oscar Peterson Trio 4
1959 Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song Book The Oscar Peterson Trio 3
1962 West Side Story The Oscar Peterson Trio 4
1962 Affinity The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1962 Bursting Out With the All Star Big Band! The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1962 Very Tall The Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson 5
1963 Night Train The Oscar Peterson Trio 7
1964 In Tokyo, 1964 The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1964 Oscar Peterson Trio + One: Clark Terry Oscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry 4
1964 The Oscar Peterson Trio Plays The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1964 We Get Requests The Oscar Peterson Trio 9
1989 Stan Getz and The Oscar Peterson Trio Stan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1993 Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy & Bess The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1994 Oscar Peterson plays My Fair Lady and the Music from Fiorello! The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1996 Oscar Peterson Plays the George Gershwin Song Book The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1996 The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson / Affinity The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1997 Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1998 With Respect to Nat The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2002 Canadiana Suite The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
2003 Vol. 1 - Action The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2003 Vol. 5 - Mellow Mood The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2003 Vol. 6 - Travelin' On The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2005 The Music From Fiorello The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2005 Another Day The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2005 Hello Herbie The Oscar Peterson Trio & Herb Ellis 2
2005 In Tune The Oscar Peterson Trio + The Singers Unlimited 3
2006 Walking The Line The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2008 Jazz Giants '58 Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Harry Edison & Louis Bellson and The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
2010 The Complete Cole Porter Songbooks The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2012 Jazzplus: Night Train / The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2012 West Side Story / Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy & Bess The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2018 Stan Getz and The Oscar Peterson Trio Stan Getz and The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
At Stratford The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
The Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen (1959) The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Rockin' in Rhythm, Volume 2: 1947 - 49 The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1990 Live and at Its Best The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1992 Jazz ’round Midnight The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1994 Love for Sale The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1996 The London House Sessions The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1997 Trio 1945-1950 The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1998 I Got Rhythm The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2002 The Sound of the Trio / The Trio / Night Train The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2003 The Great American Songbook The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2004 The Song Is You The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2008 The Complete Clef/Mercury Studio Recordings of the Oscar Peterson Trio (1951–1953) The Oscar Peterson Trio 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 At the Concertgebouw The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1959 On the Town With the Oscar Peterson Trio The Oscar Peterson Trio 3
1961 The Trio: Live From Chicago The Oscar Peterson Trio 3
1965 Eloquence The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1986 Live From Chicago The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1986 The Oscar Peterson Trio Live at Zardi's The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1990 The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1991 Saturday Night at the Blue Note The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1992 … Last Call at the Blue Note The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1992 Last Call At The Blue Note Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1993 At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1993 Encore at the Blue Note The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1994 Eloquence The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
1996 Ljubljana, 1964 (Immortal Concerts) The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen 2
1996 Ljubljana, 1964 The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen 1
1997 Live at CBC Studios, 1960 The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2000 The Sound of the Trio The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2002 Tenderly The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2003 Vancouver, 1958 The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2007 The Berlin Concert The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2012 At the Opera House The Modern Jazz Quartet & The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
2013 1961, Cologne Gürzenich Concert Hall The Oscar Peterson Trio 1
Live and at Its Best The Oscar Peterson Trio 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson The Oscar Peterson Trio 2
1998 I Got Rhythm The Oscar Peterson Trio 1

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