Mack Avenue to Re-Release "Oscar With Love" Including 5 LP Edition

Mack Avenue Records will re-issue the 3 CD set Oscar With Love on November 17th—shortly before the 10th anniversary of Peterson's passing. A deluxe 5 LP edition will follow some time in 2018.

Peterson's wife Kelly produced the original package all recorded in Oscar Peterson's home studio on his personal "hand picked" Bösendorfer piano. Among the greats traveling to Peterson's home to perform there are Chick Corea, Monty Alexander, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Benny Green and Bill Charlap, with two contributions by Peterson's friend Michel Legrand.

Kelly Peterson's own Two Lions Records originally released this set (the "two lions" were Peterson and his good friend, manager and record producer Norman Granz), which Mack Avenue will reissue as both a standard 3 CD digipak edition and a deluxe collector's edition featuring a 100+ page commemorative book. Plus of course the deluxe 5 LP set coming next year. Oscar Peterson's recorded output featured consistently high quality sound, which no doubt was not accidental. With Mack Avenue involved, chances are good Kevin Gray will cut lacquers and RTI will press (if we hear otherwise, we'll let you know!).

volvic's picture

Look forward to this. Has it been 10 years already? Montreal's and Canada's greatest export. Sadly very missed.

barcoly's picture

Based on your review of the Cecile Mcloren Savant i purchased the 3 record set. The music is an 11 however the sound is more like a 6. The sound is compressed and has flat one dimensional sound.
I don't get it you are using hundred of thousands of dollars in equipment. The sound was obvious to all that heard it in my place. This is the second time i have taken your advise and been disappointed. Last time the music and the sound sucked and you gave it a 10 on both. I am puzzled at what is happening in your listening room.