Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Oscar Peterson (1925-2004)

Duke Ellington called him the "Maharaja of the piano." I was fortunate enough to see him play a few times with Joe Pass and Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson. An amazing trio.

Here's one brief clip illustrative of Peterson's amazing technical mastery:



Here's another in which he combines that technical mastery with his equally amazing sense of musianship:

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