We Get Requests - Oscar Peterson Trio. LIM Recordings

by admin on October 27, 2009 · 9 comments

in Jazz Recordings

by Anthony Kershaw

Here’s my review. Get this album!

It works magnificently for music lovers, audiophiles and jazz fans. In fact, I’d rate this particular LIM remastering as one of my desert island discs. Amazing realism, imaging and presence. Check out the triangle on the opening track (never heard such attack, transient and decay portrayed so accurately on disc), the awesome musicianship, or Oscar’s sheer invention everywhere. The man’s a Canadian National Treasure!

FIM/LIM’s remastering is amazingly precise. Great care is taken every step of the way. Expensive, yes. Worth the dough? Definitely! This is a musical and audiophile gem.

From the Elusive Sound website: ‘This 1964 studio session features the Peterson trio with bassist Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen, a group that had been together for five years by then and performed like a well-oiled machine. The repertoire is mostly pop songs of the day, including bossa nova tunes and film themes, and the treatments are fairly brief, with emphasis placed squarely on the melodies.

Even in their lightest moments, though, the group demonstrates some of the qualities that made it among the most influential piano trios in jazz, a group that could generate tremendous rhythmic energy and a sense of developing musical detail. For all his legendary force, Peterson possesses a subtle rhythmic sense, and here he infuses even “People” with an undercurrent of swing.’

This recording has been mastered by the new K2 HD format of 24-bit 100kHz, which creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats!

The benefits of K2 HD Mastering:
• Ambience of Analogue Sound
• Higher Resolution
• Lower Distortion
• Richer Sound Field
• Master-Tape Quality Sound
• Delivers what musicians originally intended!

• K2 HD Mastering
• 100kHz / 24-bit
• Beautifully packaged
• 99.99% Fine Silver disc
• Playable on ALL CD Players!

Oscar Peterson, piano
Ray Brown, bass
Ed Thigpen, drum

1. You Look Good To Me
2. Time and Again
3. My One and Only Love
4. Corcovado (Quiet Night of Quiet Stars)
5. The Day of Wine and Roses
6. People
7. Have You Met Miss Jones?
8. The Girl From Ipanema
9. D. & E.
10. Goodbye J.D.

Total playing time, 40:19

Buy this CD with confidence from our affiliate, Amazon.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Andy Fawcett 10.28.09 at 6:45 am

Oscar Peterson’s a Canadian? C’mon, give me a break … next thing you’ll be trying to claim Diana Krall and Holly Cole too! ;-p

Haven’t heard this disc, but his “Nigerian Marketplace” album (a 1981 live recording from Montreux) is excellent. And I say that as somebody with no great love of jazz.

admin 10.28.09 at 8:07 am

Yes, and from Mississauga, Toronto’s leafiest and toniest ‘burb! LOL

This CD is even for jazz skeptics. Amazing. The restoration is sublime.

roy harris 10.28.09 at 12:12 pm

i have a k2hd sampler. at best, when comparing the k2hd version with its counterpart, including ref recordings and fim, the results are source dependent.

since there is no free lunch in audio , i generally would be a bit cautious about buying k2hd recordings.

admin 10.28.09 at 12:31 pm

So true, Roy. But comparing the original Verve to the LIM is quite eye opening, at least on the system that I heard.

marvin fox 10.28.09 at 7:33 pm

Why is Roy Harris a skeptic about this?

admin 10.28.09 at 7:54 pm


Read my friend, read.

roy harris 10.29.09 at 4:26 pm

with all due respects to the “golden ears” who often contribute to this august journal, i tend to trust my ears when it comes to assessments of sound quality. this hobby is so subjective that one should be cautious regarding extrapolating the remarks of others to one’s own potential experiences. this explains my skepticism.

i will never deny the perception of others but i might disagree with them.

place 5 audiophiles in a room and you will get 6 opinions.

admin 11.03.09 at 10:18 pm

That said, buy this CD!


Peter 04.11.10 at 12:01 pm

What is the benefit of mastering in 24bit/100kHz if the resolution of the cd itself is only 16bit/44kHz?

By the way, I agree that this is one of Oscar’s best albums, and it sounds great and extremely dynamic on vinyl. I never heard it on cd, but I was condidering trying this edition …

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>