As well as being a mainstay on stage as an incomparable rhythm player, Pettiford was also an accomplished and equally influential composer. Albums such as Oscar Pettiford (1954) and Volume 2 (1956) boasted pieces such as “Tricotism” and “Bohemia After Dark”, respectively, which illuminated Pettiford’s innovative arrangements and adventurous melodic expression.
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OSCALYPSO: Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxophone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.
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