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jazz Oscar Peterson and Roy Eldridge Live at the Olympia in 1963 With Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen

With Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen

Oscar Peterson and Roy Eldridge Live at the Olympia in 1963 With Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen

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Though Roy Eldridge and Oscar Peterson are both known mostly for their collaborations with other high profile artists (both members of the Count Basie's band at one point and sidemen for Ella Fitzgerald), they also enjoyed a fruitful partnership that culminated in the 1974 album, Oscar Peterson and Roy Eldridge, which is a well-regarded document amongst jazz aficionados. Here, we see a meeting between the two from 1963, in Paris, at the famous Olympia venue. To a French audience weaned on jazz in the post-war years, this would have been billed as a meeting between greats of the swing era, combining for a masterful, freewheeling set. 

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Cast

  • Oscar Peterson | Bandleader , Pianist
  • Roy Eldridge | Trumpeter
  • Ray Brown | Double bassist
  • Ed Thigpen | Drummer

Program

  • Bronisław Kaper / Ned Washington, Green Dolphin Street
  • George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin, I've Got a Crush on You
  • Steve Allen, This Could Be The Start Of Something
  • Oscar Peterson, Bonzo Blues

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Jean-Christophe Averty
  • Venue: Olympia Hall (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 1963
  • Production: © Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (RTF) - Paris
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