Oscar Peterson
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1925-08-15
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Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson Biography (BBC)

One of the most brilliant pianists in the history of jazz, Peterson's prodigious technique and unparalleled swing made him a master in every style of jazz piano from boogie and stride to bebop and beyond. He grew up in Montreal, Canada, where he led his first trio from 1948. In 1949, he appeared at Jazz At The Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, New York, in duo with bassist Ray Brown - the start of a long association with Brown, and also with producer Norman Granz.

In the early 1950s, Peterson worked in duo with Brown, subsequently forming a trio which added Barney Kessell and then Herb Ellis on guitar. This group appeared regularly at JATP concerts and also as the rhythm section (plus either Buddy Rich or Louie Bellson on drums) for countless of Granz's Verve recordings. In 1958, Peterson changed the trio to become piano, bass and drums - for a long time this included Brown and Ed Thigpen on drums, regarded by many as Peterson's classic trio.

He continued to lead a trio throught the 1960s and 1970s, and members included bassist Sam Jones and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen; guitarist Joe Pass, and drummers Louis Hayes, Bobby Durham and Martin Drew. Peterson became an ambassador for jazz: recording, broadcasting, teaching and touring relentlessly. In the early 1970s, he toured entirely solo, and made numerous discs of his unaccompanied playing, as well as making a series of acclaimed duo records, with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry.

He continued to work with his trio and as a freelance recoirding artist through the 1980s and into the early 1990s, when he suffered a stroke in 1993. Undaunted, he returned to playing, and international touring; his quartet included Drew and Pedersen, plus Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius. He also enjoyed regular reunions of his former groups, with Brown and Ellis among others. He made great efforts to pass on his skills to new generations, and taught at York University in Canada (of which he became chancellor in 1991). His official protege is the young American pianist Benny Green.

Oscar Peterson Biography (Wikipedia)

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC CQ OOnt (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

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Hogtown Blues (feat. Oscar Peterson)
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Hogtown Blues (feat. Oscar Peterson)
Oscar Peterson
The Bach Suite (Allegro)
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The Bach Suite (Allegro)
Oscar Peterson
At Long Last Love
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At Long Last Love
Harold Arlen
Stormy Weather
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Stormy Weather
Oscar Peterson
Squatty Roo
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Squatty Roo
Oscar Peterson
Summertime
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Summertime
Irving Berlin
Top hat, white tie and tails
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Top hat, white tie and tails
Oscar Peterson
Come Dance With Me
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Come Dance With Me
Oscar Peterson
Come Dance With Me
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Come Dance With Me
Jimmy Forrest
Night Train
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Night Train

Night Train

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Ray Brown
Cole Porter
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
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My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Cole Porter
Love For Sale
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Love For Sale
Oscar Peterson
S & J Blues
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S & J Blues
Oscar Peterson
A Wonderful Guy
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A Wonderful Guy
Stan Getz
Billie's Bounce
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Billie's Bounce
Oscar Peterson
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
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What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Oscar Peterson
These Foolish Things
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These Foolish Things
Oscar Peterson
Indiana
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Indiana
Oscar Peterson
Round Midnight
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Round Midnight
Oscar Peterson
West Coast Blues
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West Coast Blues
Louis Armstrong
Let's Fall In Love
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Let's Fall In Love
Oscar Peterson
Noreen's Nocturne
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Noreen's Nocturne
Oscar Peterson
What Child Is This?
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What Child Is This?
Oscar Peterson
Some Day My Prince Will Come
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Some Day My Prince Will Come
Oscar Peterson
It Ain't Necessarily So
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It Ain't Necessarily So
Oscar Peterson
Goodbye
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Goodbye
Oscar Peterson
Just The Way You Are (Live at Cheltenham Jazz Festival 1979)
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Just The Way You Are (Live at Cheltenham Jazz Festival 1979)
Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn in New York
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Autumn in New York
Vernon Duke
Autumn In New York
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Autumn In New York
Dizzy Gillespie
Autumn Leaves
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Autumn Leaves
Oscar Peterson
March Past
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March Past

March Past

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Quadriga Bassoon Ensemble
Last played on
Anita O’Day
Taking A Chance On Love
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Taking A Chance On Love
Oscar Peterson
Oh Lady Be Good
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Oh Lady Be Good
Oscar Peterson
Get Happy
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Get Happy
Count Basie
One O'Clock Jump
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One O'Clock Jump
Oscar Peterson
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
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I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Oscar Peterson
A Little Jazz Exercise
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A Little Jazz Exercise
Oscar Peterson
Soulville Samba
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Soulville Samba
Oscar Peterson
I Got A Right To Sing The Blues
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I Got A Right To Sing The Blues
Oscar Peterson
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
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A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
The Oscar Peterson Trio
Blues for Big Scotia
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Blues for Big Scotia

Blues for Big Scotia

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The Oscar Peterson Trio
Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
Louis Armstrong
I Get A Kick Out Of You
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I Get A Kick Out Of You
Oscar Peterson
Salute To Garner
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Salute To Garner
Oscar Peterson
Wave
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Wave
Oscar Peterson
Tenderly
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Tenderly
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Proms 2007: Prom 24
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Royal Albert Hall
2007-07-31T08:06:15
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Jul
2007

Proms 2007: Prom 24

Royal Albert Hall

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