まさにタイトル通り、このトリオならではの素晴らしさが体験できるライヴ実況盤の再発。息の合ったプレイながら、一触即発のエキサイティングな面も見せる完成度の高さが素晴らしい1枚。

 ・ オスカー・ピーターソン・トリオの真髄 / Amazon.co.jp

 ・ The Trio Live From Chicago / amazon MP3

 ・ Google Play Music : The Trio Live From Chicago (1961) / ザ・トリオ/オスカー・ピーターソン・トリオの真髄

 ・ apple music : The Trio Live From Chicago (1961) / ザ・トリオ/オスカー・ピーターソン・トリオの真髄

 ・ Spotify : The Trio Live From Chicago (1961) / ザ・トリオ/オスカー・ピーターソン・トリオの真髄

The Oscar Peterson Trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen lacked the competitiveness of his earlier group with Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, and the later daring of his solo performances, but the pianist was generally in peak form during this era. He sticks to standards on this live CD (a good example of the Trio’s playing), stretching out “Sometimes I’m Happy” creatively for over 11 minutes and uplifting such songs as “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” “Chicago” and “The Night We Called It a Day.” Few surprises occur, but Peterson plays at such a consistently high level that one doesn’t mind.(all Music : Scott Yanow)