Oscar Peterson

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by Oscar Peterson

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15 August 1925, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, d. 23 December 2007, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Blessed with an attractive stage personality, this behemoth of mainstream jazz’s fluid technique was influenced by Art Tatum, Errol Garner and, later, George Shearing. After studying trumpet, illness redirected Peterson to the piano. His enthusiasm resulted in endless hours of practice that helped to mould his remarkable ‘butterfly’ technique. In his mid-teens, after winning a local... Read more

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jazz
piano
jazz piano
swing
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