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Exclusively For My Friends [180g 6LP Box Set] by Oscar Peterson
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Artist/Band:Oscar Peterson
Name:Exclusively For My Friends [180g 6LP Box Set]
Cat No.:MPSLP20821
Performed by:Oscar Peterson (piano)
Ray Brown (bass)
Ed Thigpen (drums)
Sam Jones (bass)
Louis Hayes (drums)
Bobby Durham (drums)
Description:180g Virgin Vinyl 6LP Box Set!
Pure Analog Mastering! Pressed in Germany!
Faithful reproduction of original gatefold jackets with additional pages!

MPS was a mecca for Oscar Peterson, George Duke, the Singers Unlimited, and a host of talented young European discoveries. Situated in Villingen, in Germany's Black Forest region, for some two decades MPS Records and studios wrote pioneering jazz history through its high-level recording technique and unmistakable aesthetic.

As co-owner of the electronics manufacturer SABA, industrialist Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer was not only an ardent audio engineer; he was also an amateur pianist who was crazy about music. In 1958 he built a recording studio above the living room in his villa. It contained the most sophisticated audio equipment available at that time. When Oscar Peterson came to Zurich to perform a concert in 1961, Brunner-Schwer lured Peterson to his villa, and the first house concert in the Black Forest. The Canadian was so impressed by his recording of the concert ("I never heard myself like this before???"), that he decided to come back every year for another living room session. When Brunner-Schwer left SABA in 1968, he founded MPS Records. The Peterson recordings were the first release under the new name -- this became possible since Peterson had finished his contract with Verve.

Exclusively for My Friends is generally regarded as the heart of every Oscar Peterson collection. Peterson even raved that the MPS recordings, mainly due to the intimate atmosphere of inclusion in Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer's living room and its perfection and sensitivity as a sound engineer and producer, brought out Peterson's best. The recordings serve to document Peterson's exquisite playing style in high profile trios as well as Brunner-Schwer's keenness to create best possible sound characteristics.

For this reissue box set, the pressing of the complete audiophile edition was carried out on 180gram virgin-vinyl. The sound of the original master tapes was carefully optimized in a pure analogue mastering process to free them from their traces of aging. As a result MPS succeeded in meeting the highest audiophile standard found today. The box set includes six individual albums: Action, Girl Talk, The Way I Really Play, My Favorite Instrument, Mellow Mood and Travelin' On.

Recorded 1963-1968. This 6LP box set released by MPS in 2014.

Album Tracks:
1. At Long Last Love (Vol. I - Action)
2. Easy Walker
3. Tin Tin Deo
4. I've Got a Crush On You
5. Foggy Day
6. Like Someone In Love
7. On a Clear Day (Vol. II - Girl Talk)
8. I'm In the Mood For Love
9. Girl Talk
10. Medley: Concentrate On You/Moon river
11. Robbins Nest
12. Waltzing Is Hip (Vol. III - The Way I Really Play)
13. Satin Doll
14. Love Is Here To Stay
15. Sandy's Blues
16. Alice In Wonderland
17. Noreen's Nocturne
18. Someone To Watch Over Me (Vol. IV - My Favorite Instrument)
19. Perdido
20. Body and Soul
21. Who Can I Turn To
22. Bye, Bye Blackbird
23. I Should Care
24. Lulu's Back In Town
25. Little Girl Blue
26. Take the "A" Train
27. In A Mellotone (Vol. V - Mellow Mood)
28. Nica's Dream
29. Green Dolphin Street
30. Summertime
31. Sometimes I'm Happy
32. Who Can I Turn To
33. Travelin' On (Vol. VI - Travelin' On)
34. Emily
35. Quiet Nights
36. Sax No End
37. When Lights Are Low
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