Girl Talk (Oscar Peterson album)

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Girl Talk
Studio album by Oscar Peterson
Released 1968
Recorded Late 1965, November 1966, November 1967, April 1968, Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Studio, Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
Genre Jazz
Length 40:21
Label MPS
Producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer
Oscar Peterson chronology
Girl Talk
The Way I Really Play
(1968)The Way I Really Play1968
Oscar Peterson Plays for Lovers Cover

Girl Talk (also released as Oscar Peterson Plays for Lovers) is a 1968 studio album by jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, the second volume of his Exclusively for My Friends series. It was compiled from live studio sessions recorded between 1964 and 1966.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Writing for AllMusic, critic Ken Dryden wrote "The title track, an overlooked gem jointly written by Bobby Troup and Neal Hefti, finds the leader in a bluesy mood. The relaxed but jaunty treatment of "Robbin's Nest" follows a powerful medley of "I Concentrate on You" and "Moon River" to wrap up this highly recommended session."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" (Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner) – 4:27
  2. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 17:22
  3. "Girl Talk" (Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) – 5:41
  4. Medley: "I Concentrate on You"/"Moon River" (Cole Porter)/(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 6:30
  5. "Robbin's Nest" (Illinois Jacquet, Bob Russell, Sir Charles Thompson) – 6:21




  1. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. "Girl Talk > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 161. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.