It's as a master of the acoustic piano that Oscar Peterson has gained worldwide acclaim. But the Canadian artist has an adventurous spirit that revels in new experiences and challenges. So, in 1979, he joined three of his favorite partners--guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and drummer Louie Bellson--in making an electric piano album. O.P. obviously took to the plugged-in instrument: he delivers a round and ringing sound that's a perfect complement to his characteristically buoyant style--part foot-tapping swing, part ear-catching melodicism. The winning program includes the zesty bop-based "Dancin' Feet," the alluring, evocative slow minor blues, "Solar Winds," the earthy "Soliloquy," and the tender title track, where Oscar plays both acoustic and electric. The instrument may be different, but the music is pure Peterson.
with Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Louis Bellson