Count Basie & Oscar Peterson – The Timekeepers



Analogue Productions (Pablo)

Catalog number

AAPJ 165


180 Gram Vinyl Record



No. of Discs


US Streetdate

October 25, 2024

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180-gram vinyl

Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

Housed in Stoughton Printing tip-on single pocket jacket

It could be argued that no two pianists could be more unalike than Count Basie, the master of understatement, and Oscar Peterson, the avatar of speed, power, and embellishment. The contrast in their approaches is part of what made their collaborations riveting. But the fact is that Basie, who held great power in reserve, could let it rip (and stride) when the mood struck him.

And Peterson is capable of judiciously applying all that horsepower to achieve the most delicate effects. Both kinds of role reversals occur here. As the album title indicates, the great common denominator between the two is the observance and interpretation of time, not only in the sense of overall swing but of placement of notes and phrases. Their unaccompanied duet in the first choruses of “Rent Party” provides an emphatic demonstration.

Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tape, and pressed at Quality Record Pressings for optimal sound quality, this Analogue Productions 180-gram reissue is everything jazz fans expect from an audiophile reissue. Housed in a single pocket Stoughton Printing tip-on jacket.

Side A
1. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
2. 2. Soft Winds
3. 3. Rent Party

Side A
1. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
2. Hey, Raymond
3. After You’ve Gone
4. That’s the One