| March 1963/April 1964, Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Studio, Villingen, West Germany|
Oscar Peterson albums, Jazz albums
Action (also released as Easy Walker!) is a 1968 studio album by Oscar Peterson, the first volume of his Exclusively for My Friends series.
Action (Oscar Peterson album) Wikipedia
The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars writing "Action represents some of Peterson's earliest work for Brunner-Schwer; these sessions were recorded before an invited audience in the studio, with the pianist's working trio of Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen. The group seems extremely relaxed and inspired by the small group of loyal fans, with a brisk waltz treatment of "At Long Last Love" and an extended workout of fellow pianist Billy Taylor's ballad "Easy Walker" starting things off with a flourish. Their approach to "Tin Tin Deo" is remarkably subtle, while Peterson is at his most lyrical during a pair of Gershwin selections, "I've Got a Crush on You" and "A Foggy Day." The influence of Art Tatum is apparent with Peterson's darting runs in "Like Someone in Love.".
Oscar Peterson – piano
Ray Brown – double bass
Ed Thigpen – drums
- "At Long Last Love" (Cole Porter) – 4:56 (Recorded April 24, 1964)
- "Easy Walker" (Billy Taylor) – 9:36 (Recorded April 24, 1964)
- "Tin Tin Deo" (Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) – 5:34 (Recorded April 24, 1964)
- "I've Got a Crush on You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:15 (Recorded March 27, 1963)
- "A Foggy Day" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 4:35 (Recorded March 27, 1963)
- "Like Someone in Love" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 11:18 (Recorded March 27, 1963)