My Favorite Instrument

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My Favorite Instrument
Studio album by Oscar Peterson
Released 1968
Recorded April, 1968 at Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Studio, Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
Genre Jazz
Length 42:02
Label MPS, Verve (reissue)
Producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer
Oscar Peterson chronology
Travelin' On
(1968)Travelin' On1968
My Favorite Instrument
Motions and Emotions
(1969)Motions and Emotions1969
Soul-O! Cover

My Favorite Instrument (also released as Soul-O!) is a 1968 album by jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. It was his first solo piano release.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

Writing for AllMusic, critic Scott Yanow wrote "A prelude to his outstanding Pablo recordings, My Favorite Instrument is one of Peterson's top albums of the 1960s."[1] This album was the fourth part of Peterson's Exclusively for My Friends series on MPS.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Someone to Watch over Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:18
  2. "Perdido" (Ervin Drake, Hans Jan Lengsfelder, Juan Tizol) – 6:17
  3. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 4:36
  4. "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 5:02
  5. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson) – 4:56
  6. "I Should Care" (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 4:48
  7. "Lulu's Back In Town" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 2:10
  8. "Little Girl Blue" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 6:07
  9. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) – 2:39




  • Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer - music production
  • Gene Lees - liner notes
  • Hans B. Pfitzer - design
  • Sepp Werkmeister - photography


  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "My Favorite Instrument > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 2, 2015. 

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