West Side Story

Oscar Peterson Trio

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One of the first Broadway musical scores to be overtly jazz-influenced was Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, a tale of rival street gangs in the inner city. In 1962, pianist Oscar Peterson put his light-swing signature on the already popular score, making it, in the words of one critic, “a delight to hear again” and earning him a Grammy nomination.

Originally released in 1962

Oscar Peterson, piano
Ray Brown, bass
Toots Thielemans, harmonica
Ed Thigpen, piano, drums

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