Oscar Peterson Trio: You Look Good To Me
One of the first albums to really get me into jazz was the Oscar Peterson Trio’s We Get Requests. Ray Brown’s playing on that entire record is outstanding, especially his feature on “You Look Good To Me”. It starts with bowing underneath the pianist’s delicate melody, moves to a gorgeous bass solo, and then Brown makes the groove simmer with drummer Ed Thigpen.
I was excited to recently find this live version of the song, recorded in August 1965 in The Netherlands. This iconic formation of the band would split the same year, but their contributions helped to shape the sound of jazz.