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Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson
Born: Aug 15, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Died: Dec 23, 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Genre: Jazz, Classical
Biography: Oscar Peterson was one of the greatest piano players of all time. A pianist with phenomenal technique on the level of his idol, Art Tatum, Peterson's speed, dexterity, and ability to swing at any tempo were amazing. Very effective in small groups, jam sessions, and in accompanying singers, O.P. was at ...Read full biography
The Trio [1973]
Released: 1973
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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Guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen both play well on these live performances, but the reason to acquire this set is for the remarkable Oscar Peterson. The pianist brilliantly ...Read full review
Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One
Released: 1964
Label: Emarcy
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Some guest soloists get overshadowed by Oscar Peterson's technical prowess, while others meet him halfway with fireworks of their own; trumpeter Clark Terry lands in the latter camp on this fine 1964 session. ...Read full review
More Peterson/Pass/Pedersen albums: Main Albums (192), Compilations (333), DVD/Video (21), Others (1)
Oscar Peterson's widow files copyright lawsuit
Feb 7, 6:48 AM EST
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson's widow sues singer Hilary Kole for copyright infringement
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