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The song books

Oscar Peterson (performer)
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Title
The song books
Performer
Oscar Peterson 1925-2007 (piano)
Publisher
Verve, 2017
5 cd's
Playing time
04:48:18
EAN
0600753803677
CDR
JE43013
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73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Oscar Peterson

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist, virtuoso and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, simply "O.P." by his friends, and informally in the jazz community as "the King of inside swing". He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

Biography

Early years

Peterson was born in Montreal, Quebec, to immigrants from the West Indies; his father worked as a porter for Canadian Pacific Railway. Peterson grew up in the neighbourhood of Little Burgundy in Montreal. It was in this predominantly black neighborhood that he encountered the jazz culture. At the age of five, Peterson began honing his skills on trumpet and pi…Read more on Wikipedia