This definitive collection of classic albums and undiscovered material has been intricately re-mastered, in order to retain the spirit of the original recordings and to enhance the listening experience for the modern day jazz lover. MPS’s Dirk Sommer explains, that “painstakingly detailed work entailing innumerable cuts were necessary in order to correct the fluctuations in sound levels and the consequent changes in the tonal panorama….and thus return the music to the tonal standards that correspond to the original recordings.”
This effort to provide a harmonious sound for all recordings transports the listener into the analog atmosphere of the living room of the jazz-loving millionaire, who presented a selected live audience with unforgettable trio recitals and jazz fans around the world with eight musical milestones containing some of Peterson’s best standard interpretations. A special feature of the box set can be found on the final track of “Lost Tapes II”, which features Oscar Peterson as a vocalist joining the marvelous Singers Unlimited interpreting “A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening”.
Exclusively For My Friends includes a 60-page booklet containing interviews with Brunner-Schwer’s son Andreas and music journalist Siegfried Schmidt-Joos, who provide intimate first-hand insights into the concert atmosphere in HGBS’s Black Forest villa.
Exclusively For My Friends beautifully is a presented and aurally intoxicating collection, destined to be enjoyed by jazz newcomers and aficionados alike.
Title: Exclusively for My Friends 8 CD Box?
Format: 8CD Box?
Artist: Oscar Peterson piano featuring Ray Brown, Sam Jones bass Bob Durham, Ed Thigpen, Louis Hayes drums
More Information can be found at the MPS Website.