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A Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson
A Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson 0826458076 9780826458070 Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson is, in the words of Quincy Jones, one of the greatest musicians on the planet. Born in Montreal in 1925 to immigrant parents of West Indian
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A Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson by Oscar Peterson

Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson is, in the words of Quincy Jones, one of the greatest musicians on the planet. Born in Montreal in 1925 to immigrant parents of West Indian origin, he soon revealed himself to be a musical prodigy. He was still in his teens when he became the star attraction of Canadas leading big band, the renowned Johnny Holmes Orchestra, and had just turned twenty when he made his first trio recordings for RCA. During the 1950s he demonstrated another side to his musical genius, becoming a brilliant accompanist for jazz impresario Norman Granzs Jazz at the Philharmonic tours and on myriad recording sessions. He was the ideal foil for a host of musicians including Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. Despite a stroke in 1993, he continues to perform and record, making more music and swinging harder than most pianists accomplish in their prime. Book jacket.

Author: Oscar Peterson

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 400

Publisher: Continuum

Publication Date: 2002-07-01

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Oscar Peterson  Hardcover