Touted as the "Maharajah of the keyboard," Oscar Peterson left an indelible mark on the musical landscape with his incredible ability to wow musicians and audiences alike with dazzling artistic ingenuity. And when a Peterson-led group settles into a groove, it is as deep as anything ever dug by a bulldozer. That's certainly the case on his Norman Granz-produced 1974 release The Trio cut for Granz's Pablo Records label with guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. Recorded live in 1973 at Chicago's London House, the spirited 5-track set showcases the dynamic piano work of Peterson throughout and was recognized with a Grammy Award for "Best Jazz Performance By A Group" in 1975.
Oscar Peterson, piano
Joe Pass, guitar
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, bass