Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC CQ OOnt (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".
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, né le 15 août 1925 à Montréal et mort le 23 décembre 2007 à Mississauga , est un pianiste et compositeur de jazz canadien. Surnommé le « Maharaja du clavier » par Duke Ellington , il se fait simplement appeler « O.P. » par ses amis.
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson (Montréal, 15 agosto 1925 – Mississauga, 23 dicembre 2007) è stato un pianista canadese di musica jazz.Straordinario virtuoso del pianoforte, è stato probabilmente uno tra i pianisti più prolifici della storia della musica afroamericana.
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt, jazz pianist, composer, educator (born 15 August 1925 in Montréal, QC; died 23 December 2007 in Mississauga, ON).Oscar Peterson is one of Canada’s most honoured musicians.
Oscar Peterson was one of the greatest piano players of all time. A pianist with phenomenal technique on the level of his idol, Art Tatum, Peterson's speed, dexterity, and ability to swing at any tempo were amazing.
Live in Denmark,1964.Oscar Peterson on PianoRay Brown on BassEd Thigpen on Drums
Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin: The Oscar Peterson Quartet: with Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and Alvin Stoller: The Drum Battle: live, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich: Verve Basie Jazz: Count Basie: Clef: Rockin' Chair: Roy Eldridge: 1953 Dale's Wail: Roy Eldridge Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter: Mercury 1954 Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio