Oscar Peterson discography

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This article contains the discography of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. No distinction is made between sessions as band leader or sideman.


Year Album Notes Label
1945 I Got Rhythm RCA[1]
1947 Rockin' in Rhythm
1950 Oscar Peterson at Carnegie Hall live Mercury
1951 Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter
1952 Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio Lester Young
The Astaire Story Fred Astaire Norgran
Alone Together Benny Carter
Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington Mercury
Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin
The Oscar Peterson Quartet with Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and Alvin Stoller
The Drum Battle live, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich Verve
Basie Jazz Count Basie Clef
Rockin' Chair Roy Eldridge
1953 Dale's Wail Roy Eldridge
1954 Lionel Hampton Plays Love Songs Lionel Hampton
Hamp's Big Four Lionel Hampton
Little Jazz Roy Eldridge
Roy and Diz Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie
Rock with Flip Flip Phillips
Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin with Buddy DeFranco
Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen
Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans
Romance - The Vocal Styling Of Oscar Peterson with Ray Brown, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis
Benny Carter Plays Pretty Benny Carter Norgran
New Jazz Sounds
1955 Sing and Swing with Buddy Rich Buddy Rich
Ralph Burns Among the JATP's Ralph Burns
The Wailing Buddy Rich Buddy Rich
Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie Clef
In a Romantic Mood Verve
1956 Nostalgic Memories [2][3] Recorded 1949-1951, re-issued on CD in 2009 as Debut: The Clef/Mercury Duo Recordings 1949-1951 [4]
Krupa and Rich Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich
Pres and Sweets Lester Young, Harry "Sweets" Edison
Toni Toni Harper
Ellis in Wonderland Herb Ellis
Oscar Peterson at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival live
Ella and Louis Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
1957 Anita Sings the Most Anita O'Day
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You Harry "Sweets" Edison
Stuff Smith Stuff Smith
Soft Sands
The Oscar Peterson Trio with Sonny Stitt, Roy Eldridge and Jo Jones at Newport live, with Sonny Stitt, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones
Ella and Louis Again Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Going for Myself Lester Young and Harry Edison
Jazz Giants '58 with Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Harry "Sweets" Edison
Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio with Stan Getz
Only the Blues Sonny Stitt
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson with Louis Armstrong
Soulville Ben Webster
The Genius of Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
Coleman Hawkins and Confrères
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book Ella Fitzgerald
At the Opera House live, Ella Fitzgerald
Stan Getz and J. J. Johnson at the Opera House live, Stan Getz, J. J. Johnson
1958 Oscar Peterson at the Concertgebouw live
Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert live, Ella Fitzgerald
Smooth Operator Dorothy Dandridge
This Is Ray Brown Ray Brown
On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio live
My Fair Lady
1959 Sonny Stitt Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio with Sonny Stitt
A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra
The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book
Oscar Peterson Plays the George Gershwin Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodgers Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays the Jerome Kern Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays the Irving Berlin Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays the Harold Arlen Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays the Jimmy McHugh Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays the Vincent Youmans Songbook
Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy & Bess
Swinging Brass with the Oscar Peterson Trio
Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson with Ben Webster
1960 Fiorello!
1961 The Trio live
The Sound of the Trio live
Very Tall with Milt Jackson
The London House Sessions live, released 1997
1962 West Side Story
Bursting Out with the All-Star Big Band!
Something Warm
Put On a Happy Face
1963 Night Train
Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio with Bill Henderson
Oscar Peterson and Nelson Riddle with Nelson Riddle
Oscar Peterson Trio Live in Cologne 1963 Oscar Peterson (Piano), Ray Brown (Bass), Ed Thigpen (Drums)- Recorded live April 27th, 1963 Jazzline WDR The Cologne Broadcast N77018
1964 The Oscar Peterson Trio Plays
The Oscar Peterson Trio In Tokyo 1964 live
Oscar Peterson Trio + One with Clark Terry Verve
Canadiana Suite Limelight
We Get Requests Verve
1965 Eloquence Limelight
With Respect to Nat
Blues Etude
1966 Soul Español
1967 The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World live Pablo
1968 Exclusively for My Friends: The Lost Tapes recorded 1967-1968, released 1995 MPS
Exclusively for My Friends box set
Action recorded 1964
Girl Talk recorded 1965, 1967–1968
The Way I Really Play
My Favorite Instrument
Mellow Mood
Travelin' On
1969 Motions and Emotions
Hello Herbie
1970 Tristeza on Piano
Walking the Line
Another Day
1971 In Tune with The Singers Unlimited
Reunion Blues with Milt Jackson
Great Connection
1972 During This Time with Ben Webster Art of Groove
The Oscar Peterson Trio in Tokyo live Denon
Jazz at Santa Monica Civic '72 live, various artists Pablo
The History of an Artist, Vol. 1
The History of an Artist, Vol. 2
1973 The Trio with Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Group
The Good Life
1974 Terry's Tune
Basie and Friends Count Basie
Oscar Peterson in Russia live
Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie with Dizzy Gillespie
Oscar Peterson and the Trumpet Kings – Jousts live, won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
Satch and Josh with Count Basie
The Giants with Joe Pass, Ray Brown, won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
Oscar Peterson and Roy Eldridge with Roy Eldridge
Oscar Peterson and Harry Edison with Harry "Sweets" Edison
1975 Oscar Peterson et Joe Pass à Salle Pleyel with Joe Pass
Oscar Peterson and Clark Terry with Clark Terry (same sessions as Oscar Peterson Trio + One
Ella and Oscar with Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Maturity...Where It's Coming From with Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie
Happy Time Roy Eldridge
Oscar Peterson and Jon Faddis with Jon Faddis
Zoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers Zoot Sims
The Oscar Peterson Big 6 at Montreux live
The Trumpet Kings at Montreux '75 live, with Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry
The Milt Jackson Big 4 at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 live, with Milt Jackson
The Tenor Giants Featuring Oscar Peterson with Zoot Sims, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
1976 Porgy and Bess with Joe Pass
1977 Roy Eldridge 4 – Montreux '77 live, Roy Eldridge
Oscar Peterson Jam – Montreux '77 live, won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
The Pablo All-Stars Jam – Montreux '77 live, various artists
Oscar Peterson and the Bassists – Montreux '77 live, Various Artists
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis 4 – Montreux '77 live with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Satch and Josh...Again with Count Basie
1978 Night Rider with Count Basie
Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson – The Timekeepers with Count Basie
Yessir, That's My Baby with Count Basie
How Long Has This Been Going On? Sarah Vaughan
Linger Awhile: Live at Newport and More Sarah Vaughan, released 2000
The Paris Concert live
The London Concert live
1979 The Silent Partner
Ain't Misbehavin' Clark Terry
Night Child with Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Louie Bellson
Skol with Stephane Grappelli, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker
Digital at Montreux live
1980 The Personal Touch
The Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big 4 Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry
The Alternate Blues Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry
Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1980 live
1981 A Royal Wedding Suite
Nigerian Marketplace live
Ain't But a Few of Us Left with Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Grady Tate
1982 Freedom Song live
Face to Face with Freddie Hubbard
Oscar Peterson with Clark Terry with Clark Terry
1983 Two of the Few with Milt Jackson
Jazz at the Philharmonic – Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo 1983: Return to Happiness live, various artists
A Tribute to My Friends
If You Could See Me Now
1985 Hark Buddy DeFranco
1986 Oscar Peterson Live! live
Time After Time
Oscar Peterson + Harry Edison + Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson with Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and Harry "Sweets" Edison
Benny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson with Benny Carter
1990 Live at the Blue Note live, won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist Telarc
Saturday Night at the Blue Note live, won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
Last Call at the Blue Note live
Encore at the Blue Note live
1992 In the Key of Oscar 5 tracks recorded live at the Bermuda Onion, Toronto, 11 June 1991 + 7 electronic selections Vocal Vision Productions Inc.
1993 En Concert Avec Europe1 Live Paris recordings from 1961, 1963-66 & 1969. 12 tracks feature Brown/Thigpen. Others include Bobby Durham, Louise Hayes, Sam Jones and Roy Eldridge on two tracks. RTÉ / Trema
1994 Side by Side with Itzhak Perlman Telarc
Some of My Best Friends Are...The Piano Players Ray Brown
1995 The More I See You with Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Ray Brown
An Oscar Peterson Christmas
1996 Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore with Roy Hargrove, Ralph Moore
Oscar in Paris Live
1997 A Tribute to Oscar Peterson – Live at the Town Hall Live
Live at CBC Studios, 1960 recorded live 27 January 1960, with Brown and Thigpen Just A Memory Records
1998 Oscar and Benny with Benny Green Telarc
1999 Summer Night in Munich live
The Very Tall Band: Live at the Blue Note live
2000 Trail of Dreams: A Canadian Suite A Jazz suite with strings conducted by Michel Legrand
2004 A Night in Vienna live Verve
2007 The Very Tall Band: What's Up? live Telarc

Compilation: Oscar Peterson Plays Jazz Standards (released in 1987)


  • 1978 The Silent Partner (Movie Score)
  • 1996 Life of A Legend (View Video)
  • 1998 London: 1964 (Vidjazz)
  • 2004 Music in the Key of Oscar (View Video)[5]
  • 2004 Easter Suite for Jazz Trio (TDK)
  • 2004 A Night in Vienna (Verve)
  • 2004 Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux Presents Oscar Peterson Trio '77 (Eagle Vision USA)
  • 2007 The Berlin Concert (Inakustik)
  • 2007 Reunion Blues (Salt Peanuts)
  • 2008 Oscar Peterson & Count Basie: Together in Concert 1974 (Impro-Jazz Spain)
  • 2008 Jazz Icons: Oscar Peterson Live in '63, '64 & '65 (Jazz Icons)
  • 2014 During This Time: Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster. NDR Jazzworkshop 1972 (art of groove)


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Reviews and Ratings of New Jazz Albums". Billboard. September 22, 1956. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  3. ^ "Nostalgic Memories". WorldCat. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  4. ^ "Debut: The Clef/Mercury Duo Recordings 1949-1951". WorldCat. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  5. ^ VIEW DVD Listing

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