A Time For Love: The Oscar Peterson Quartet – Live In Helsinki 1987 (RSD Black Friday 2021)
RSD Black Friday titles will be available to buy in-store Friday November 26th, 2021. All remaining titles will be available online on Saturday November 27th 2021.
Pressed on 180g translucent blue vinyl for RSD Black Friday, in a worldwide run of 2500.
After releasing multiple studio albums in 1986 Oscar took his longstanding collaborators, Joe Pass, Martin Drew and Dave Young on the road to focus on original music and timeless classics during the pinnacle of the group's creative stride. This recording is the final engagement of The Oscar Peterson Quartet's European tour at Helsinki's famed Kulttuuritalo.
The final gig of a long international tour that began with 4 concerts in Brazil, this date was the 14th of a European tour that took the quartet all over mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Anyone with any knowledge of jazz knows that the magic of consistent performing only makes the synergy and empathy of an ensemble - both substances this quartet has in mind-blowing quantity - better and better. That always dwarfs the fatigue factor, and sometimes results in sheer magic on a different plane.
That’s clearly what happened during this spectacular concert. As Kelly Peterson says: “Performing with joy and vivacity, they determined to make every concert better than the previous one. This night in Helsinki is a glorious example of that”- and a stunning addition to the con nuing legacy of this beloved master of music.