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Oscar Pettiford: Six Classic Albums (The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet / The Oscar Petiford Sextet / Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet / Basically Duke / In Hi-Fi / In Hi-Fi Vol 2) (2CD)

Oscar Pettiford: Six Classic Albums (The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet / The Oscar Petiford Sextet / Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet / Basically Duke / In Hi-Fi / In Hi-Fi Vol 2) (2CD)

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AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD containing not four but six complete albums by Oscar Pettiford, complete with original artwork and liner notes.
“The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet”; “The Oscar Pettiford Sextet”; “The Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet”; “Basically Duke”; “In Hi Fi” and “In Hi Fi Vol. 2”
Born into a large and exotic family, his mother was a Choctaw Indian, his father was half Cherokee and half African American, Oscar Pettiford was singing and dancing in the family band from his very early childhood. At 12 he took up the piano, moving to the bass by 14 where he quickly developed his own unique style based on the premise that he was not hearing anyone play it the way he liked. By the age of 20 Oscar had joined the Charlie Barnet band and a year later was recording with Coleman Hawkins, Earl Hines and Ben Webster. Throughout the forties he was constantly touring and playing with the great jazzmen of the time including spells in the bands of Duke Ellington and Woody Herman. Moving to New York he could be heard playing with Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie at Minton’s and was integral at the birth of the new jazz movement called Be-Bop. Our six fine selections come from the 1950’s when Oscar was fast becoming the most recorded bass playing band leader of all time. You will also witness Oscar’s supreme cello playing, an instrument he was famed for introducing into the jazz world when he played with the Woody Herman Band.

1-5: ‘The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet’
1. The Pendulum At Falcon’s Lair
2. Tamalpais Love Song
3. Jack, The Fieldstalker
4. Stockholm Sweetnin’
5. Low And Behold
6-11: ‘The Oscar Pettiford Sextet’
6. Burt’s Pad
7. Marcel The Furrier
8. Ondine
9. Stardust
10. East Lag
11. Rhumblues
12-17: ‘Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet’
12. Sextette
13. Golden Touch
14. Cable Car
15. Trictasism
16. Edge Of Love
17. Rides Again
18-20: ‘Basically Duke’
18. Jack The Bear
19. Tamalpais
20. Swing Until The Girls Come Home

1-3: ‘Basically Duke’
1. Mood Indigo
2. Chuckles
3. Time On My Hands
4-13: ‘In Hi-Fi’
4. The Pendulum At Falcon’s Lair
5. The Gentle Art Of Love
6. Not So Sleepy
7. Speculation
8. Smoke Signal
9. Nica’s Tempo
10. Deep Passion
11. Sunrise Sunset
12. Perdido
13. Two French Fries
14-20: ‘In Hi-Fi Vol 2’
14. Now See How You Are
15. Laura
16. Aw! Come On
17. I Remember Clifford
18. Somewhere
19. Seabreeze
20. Little Niles

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