In the late 60s and early 70s jazz piano maestro OSCAR PETERSON was signed to German jazz label MPS. The label prided itself on high-quality recordings and their releases were always packaged with the very best art work and the most complete annotation.
A revived MPS has just released a magnificent 8 CD box set of Peterson’s work for the label. Titled ‘Exclusively For My Friends’, the set offers all of Oscar’s MPS albums along with two CDs of “lost material” – mostly never before issued trio recordings , including a rare vocal foray by Peterson. On ‘A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening’ Oscar joins in the refrain with Singers Unlimited… a quite magical interpretation.
A truly definitive collection, all the music has been remastered and the set comes complete with a 60 page booklet that gives you all the recording details you’ll ever need along with intimate reminiscences from the family of label owner Hand Georg Brunner-Schwer.
OSCAR PETERSON; ‘EXCLUSIVELY FOR MY FRIENDS’ is released on MPS on October 2nd.