The London Concert (Oscar Peterson album)

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The London Concert
Live album by
RecordedOctober 21, 1978
ProducerNorman Granz
Oscar Peterson chronology
The Paris Concert
The London Concert
The Silent Partner

The London Concert is a 1978 live album by jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, accompanied by John Heard, and Louie Bellson.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album "Whether it be on rapid stomps or sensitive ballads, this trio (which was in reality an all-star pickup group) sounds as if they had worked together regularly for years."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's a Wonderful World" (Harold Adamson, Jan Savitt, Johnny Watson) – 5:33
  2. "People" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 8:02
  3. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 5:07
  4. "Jitterbug Waltz" (Richard Maltby, Jr., Waller) – 5:40
  5. "Pennies from Heaven" (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) – 8:58
  6. "I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)" (Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Brown Thompson) – 7:12
  7. "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) – 7:51
  8. "Falling in Love With Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 6:51
  9. "Hogtown Blues" (Oscar Peterson) – 8:03
  10. "Emily" (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) – 6:42
  11. "Satin Doll" (Duke Ellington, Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) – 5:23
  12. "Duke Ellington Medley: "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)"/"Do Nothing till You Hear from Me"/"C Jam Blues" (Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)/(Ellington, Bob Russell)/(Ellington) – 9:30
  13. "Cute" (Neal Hefti) – 8:12




  1. ^ a b Line, Les. "The London Concert > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 161. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.