The GREATEST piano player to ever walk the face of this earth. With a 60+ year career, which started on the stage at Carnegie Hall, Oscar Peterson is one of Canada's best heroes. Born in Montreal, and later living in Toronto, Oscar kept audiences wowed for his entire life. Don't believe me? Pick up Night Train, We Get Requests, The Very Tall Band, Oscar & Ella, Nigerian Marketplace, A Summer Night in Munich, or his last live recording, A Night in Vienna, from 2004. There is a pretty fair span of various points in his career. Do yourself a favour, and get a dose of the good stuff.
by JAZZHISTORY September 19, 2010