The Way I Really Play

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The Way I Really Play
Studio album by Oscar Peterson
Released 1968
Recorded April 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 42:02
Label MPS
Producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer
Oscar Peterson chronology
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Way I Really Play (also released as The Great Oscar Peterson on Prestige!) is a 1968 album by Oscar Peterson. [2] It is the third part of Peterson's Exclusively for My Friends series.


The Penguin Guide to Jazz includes the album in its selected "Core Collection."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Waltzing Is Hip" (Ray Brown, Johnny Wayne) – 6:11
  2. "Satin Doll" (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) – 10:05
  3. "Our Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:54
  4. "Sandy's Blues" (Oscar Peterson) – 9:34
  5. "Alice in Wonderland" (Sammy Fain, Bob Hilliard) – 4:46
  6. "Noreen's Nocturne" (Oscar Peterson) – 9:20



Recorded at the private studio of Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany, April, 1968:


  • Recording director and engineer - Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer
  • Liner notes - Gene Lees
  • Liner notes translated - Dr. B. Falk
  • Cover photography - Sepp Werkmeister
  • Reverse side photography - Sepp Werkmeister
  • Graphic work - Hans B. Piltzer


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Way I Really Play at AllMusic
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 1153. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0. 

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