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Oscar Peterson

A jazz superstar popular enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall, pianist Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) was renowned for his dazzling technique, mighty swing and the ensemble power of his great trios. Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from his recorded legacy.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 7 Jan 2018 00:00

Music Played

  • Oscar Peterson & The Oscar Peterson Trio

    Tenderly

    • Piano Power.
    • Proper.
    • 18.
  • Oscar Peterson

    Little White Lies

    • Piano Power.
    • Proper.
    • 19.
  • Oscar Peterson

    Get Happy

    • Piano Power.
    • Proper.
    • 20.
  • Oscar Peterson & Oscar Peterson

    That Old Black Magic

    • The Song Is You.
    • Proper.
    • 1.
  • Oscar Peterson & Oscar Peterson

    Easy Listening Blues

    • On the Town with The Oscar Peterson Trio.
    • Verve.
    • 4.
  • Oscar Peterson & Oscar Peterson

    Close Your Eyes

    • The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson.
    • HMV.
    • 3.
  • Oscar Peterson & Oscar Peterson

    C Jam Blues

    • Night Train.
    • Verve.
    • 1.
  • Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen

    Honey Dripper

    • Night Train.
    • Verve.
    • 7.
  • Oscar Peterson & The Oscar Peterson Trio

    Hymn To Freedom

    • Night Train.
    • Verve.
    • 11.
  • Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen

    Place St. Henri

    • Canadiana Suite.
    • Fontana.
    • 3.
  • Oscar Peterson

    Lulu's Back In Town

    • My Favorite Instrument.
    • MPS Records.
    • 7.
  • Oscar Peterson

    Little Girl Blue

    • My Favorite Instrument.
    • MPS Records.
    • 8.

Performers:

  Title:  Tenderly  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson
  Composers: Gross/Lawrence
  Album Title: Piano Power 
  Label: Proper Catalogue No: Properbox-94 
  Duration: 03’41
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Ray Brown, bass.

  Title:  Little White Lies  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Donaldson 
  Album Title: Piano Power 
  Label: Proper Catalogue No: P-1473 
  Duration: 03’06 
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Major Holley, bass.

  Title:  Get Happy  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Arlen, Koehler 
  Album Title: Piano Power 
  Label: Proper Catalogue No: P-1473 
  Duration: 02’28 
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Major Holley, bass.

  Title:  That Old Black Magic  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Arlen/Mercer 
  Album Title: The Song is You 
  Label: Verve Catalogue No: 531-558-2 
  Duration: 04’06
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; JC Heard, drums. 

  Title:  Easy Listening Blues  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Robinson 
  Album Title: On the Town with The Oscar Peterson Trio 
  Label: Verve Catalogue No: 543-834 
  Duration: 06’45 
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Herb Ellis, guitar; Ray Brown, bass

  Title:  Close your eyes  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Petkere 
  Album Title: The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson 
  Label: HMV Catalogue No: CLP-1429 
  Duration: 05’40 
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

  Title:  C Jam Blues  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Duke Ellington 
  Album Title: Night Train 
  Label: Verve Catalogue No: 821724-2 
  Duration: 03’22 
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums

  Title:  Honey Dripper  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Joe Liggins 
  Album Title: Night Train 
  Label: Verve Catalogue No: 8217242 
  Duration: 02’22 
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums

  Title:  Hymn to Freedom
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Peterson 
  Album Title: Night Train 
  Label: Verve Catalogue No: 821724-2 
  Duration: 05’28 
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums

  Title:  Place St Henri  
  Artist: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Oscar Peterson 
  Album Title: Canadiana Suite 
  Label: Philips Catalogue No: SON-042 
  Duration:  03’56 
  Performers: Oscar Peterson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums

  Title:  Lulu’s Back in Town  
  Performers: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Harry Warren / Al Dubin 
  Album Title: My Favorite Instrument
  Label: MPS Records Catalogue No: 0210325MSW 
  Duration: 02’04 

  Title:  Little Girl Blue  
  Performers: Oscar Peterson 
  Composers: Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart 
  Album Title: My Favorite Instrument 
  Label: MPS Records  Catalogue No: 0210325MSW 
  Duration: 06’04 

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