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    Who is the harmonica player on Oscar Peterson album

    Last.fm just played a track from Oscar Peterson's album SOLO, recorded live with a great harmonica solo, there is also guitar and bass, I suspect guitar could be Joe Pass.

    The track in question is "Here's that rainy day"

    The only jazz harmonica players that spring to mind are Toots Theilmans, who sometime played with George Shearing, and Max Geldray.

    I last.fm says the CD was released in 2008 so hopefully somebody out there has a copy.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Hi Mike,
    The only "Solo" CD i can find by oscar appears to be strictly solo piano.
    I did find one CD "Oscar Peterson big 6-Monteux Jazz Festival" which has Toots and "Here's that rainy day"

    Did you mean a vinyl album or a CD?

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    That could be it, I've noticed last.fm is not all that accurate on CD/album titles relevant to the track being played, they can usually find a cover by the artist but often not the right one.
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    There is a CD on Amazon called Solo by Oscar Peterson. Who else plays on it I can't tell you, but it does include "Here's that rainy day."


    http://www.amazon.com/Solo-Oscar-Pet..._mus_ep_dpt_10


    Margaret

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    Yes, I saw that one Margaret, but I'm suspicious of the last.fm cover pic, plus I listened to the MP3 sample on amazon and it doesn't sound like the same track, as the album title suggests it's solo piano, no harmonica etc.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Pity, I hope you find the answer Mike.


    Margaret

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    Mike,
    here is a comment from CD universe on the Oscar Peterson Big 6 CD

    "Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland in July 1975.

    This LP, recorded at the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival, is a festive jam session that features pianist Oscar Peterson, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, guitarist ... Full DescriptionJoe Pass, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Louie Bellson. The principles have plenty of solo space on two blues, the ballad "Here's That Rainy Day," and the standard "Poor Butterfly." Since these players are competitive in addition to being complementary, some sparks fly as the musicians challenge each other. ~ Scott Yanow

    Oscar Peterson Big 6: Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Joe Pass, Toots Thielemans, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Louis Bellson. "

    Cheers John

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    Thanks John, that sounds promising.
    Cheers MIKE.

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