Annotation

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 UTC.

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1954Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio #1Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio2
1954Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio #2Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio1
1954Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio #2Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio1
1958The Oscar Peterson Trio at NewportThe Oscar Peterson Trio with Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt & Jo Jones2
1958The President Plays with The Oscar Peterson TrioLester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio2
1959A Jazz Portrait of Frank SinatraThe Oscar Peterson Trio4
1959Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song BookThe Oscar Peterson Trio3
1962West Side StoryThe Oscar Peterson Trio4
1962AffinityThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1962Bursting Out With the All Star Big Band!The Oscar Peterson Trio2
1962Very TallThe Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson5
1963Night TrainThe Oscar Peterson Trio8
1964Oscar Peterson Trio + One: Clark TerryOscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry4
1964The Oscar Peterson Trio PlaysThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1964We Get RequestsThe Oscar Peterson Trio10
1989Stan Getz and The Oscar Peterson TrioStan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio4
1994Oscar Peterson plays My Fair Lady and the Music from Fiorello!The Oscar Peterson Trio1
1996Oscar Peterson Plays the George Gershwin Song BookThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1996The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson / AffinityThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1997Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson TrioLester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio1
1998With Respect to NatThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2002Canadiana SuiteThe Oscar Peterson Trio2
2003Vol. 1 - ActionThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2003Vol. 5 - Mellow MoodThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2003Vol. 6 - Travelin' OnThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2005The Music From FiorelloThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2005Another DayThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2005Hello HerbieThe Oscar Peterson Trio & Herb Ellis2
2005In TuneThe Oscar Peterson Trio + The Singers Unlimited4
2006Walking The LineThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2008Jazz Giants '58Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Harry Edison & Louis Bellson and The Oscar Peterson Trio2
2010The Complete Cole Porter SongbooksThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2012Jazzplus: Night Train / The Jazz Soul of Oscar PetersonThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2012West Side Story / Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy & BessThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2020Work From Home with Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson & Oscar Peterson Trio1
At StratfordThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
The Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen (1959)The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1976Rockin' in Rhythm, Volume 2: 1947 - 49The Oscar Peterson Trio1
1990Live and at Its BestThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1992Jazz ’round MidnightThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1994Love for SaleThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1996The London House SessionsThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1997Trio 1945-1950The Oscar Peterson Trio1
1998I Got RhythmThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2002The Sound of the Trio / The Trio / Night TrainThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2003The Great American SongbookThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2004The Song Is YouThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2008The Complete Clef/Mercury Studio Recordings of the Oscar Peterson Trio (1951–1953)The Oscar Peterson Trio1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1958At the ConcertgebouwThe Oscar Peterson Trio2
1959On the Town With the Oscar Peterson TrioThe Oscar Peterson Trio3
1961The Sound of the TrioThe Oscar Peterson Trio3
1961The Trio: Live From ChicagoThe Oscar Peterson Trio3
1964In Tokyo, 1964The Oscar Peterson Trio2
1965EloquenceThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1986Live From ChicagoThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1986The Oscar Peterson Trio Live at Zardi'sThe Oscar Peterson Trio2
1990The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue NoteThe Oscar Peterson Trio2
1991Saturday Night at the Blue NoteThe Oscar Peterson Trio2
1992… Last Call at the Blue NoteThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1992Last Call At The Blue NoteOscar Peterson Trio1
1993At the Stratford Shakespearean FestivalThe Oscar Peterson Trio2
1993Encore at the Blue NoteThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1994EloquenceThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
1996Ljubljana, 1964 (Immortal Concerts)The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen2
1996Ljubljana, 1964The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen1
1997Live at CBC Studios, 1960The Oscar Peterson Trio1
2002TenderlyThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2003Vancouver, 1958The Oscar Peterson Trio1
2007The Berlin ConcertThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
2012At the Opera HouseThe Modern Jazz Quartet & The Oscar Peterson Trio1
20131961, Cologne Gürzenich Concert HallThe Oscar Peterson Trio1
Live and at Its BestThe Oscar Peterson Trio1

Unspecified type

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1998I Got RhythmThe Oscar Peterson Trio1

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