I found and posted this mural of the Oscar Peterson Trio in 2013. Twenty people saw it.
I was listening to music on my fave music site OANNES. Socrates had posted some music by the great Oscar Peterson. I was thrilled to send him the link to this mural. I was wondering if he could suggest a piece by the Trio featuring Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Max Roach.
He responded back saying Max Roach was never in the Oscar Peterson Trio. Ed Thigpen was the drummer, not Max Roach. I did some searching.
Although Max Roach is portrayed in this mural as the drummer, Socrates is correct. I never actually doubted him. The crazy thing is that this mural was on a very well known Canadian music store chain, in Winnipeg. It does not exist anymore.
The building was torn down some years ago, and the mural did not survive despite attempts to keep it whole.
Here is an album cover with the real Oscar Peterson Trio. (Courtesy Creative Commons Licences)
In 1953 producer Norman Granz recorded: STAN GETZ, tenor sax / OSCAR PETERSON, piano / HERB ELLIS, guitar / RAY BROWN, bass / DIZZY GILLESPIE, trumpet & MAX ROACH, drums. The tracks were; EXACTLY LIKE YOU & IT’S THE TALK OF THE TOWN
Read about it here on the The Jean-Pierre LeLoir Collection
You can buy the recordings. I didn’t, but I found other Oscar Peterson versions of the two brilliantly chill pieces of music.
Pics taken by Resa – February, 2013
The artist: Larry Rich
HUGE thank you to OANNES!
Here’s a pic of me taken when I took those pics. Now my hair is grey. Time is a thief!