Oscar Peterson

Real Name:
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson
Profile:
Canadian jazz pianist, composer, and band leader.
Born: 15 August 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Died: 23 December 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

He went through a classical piano education before turning to jazz, playing mostly in Canadian night clubs in Toronto and Montreal.

Only after repeated urgings by American colleagues he was persuaded to give a JATP performance at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1949. It was a smashing success. He then worked together with Ray Brown, at first as a duo, before founding in 1952 his first trio which included in succession, the guitarists Irving Ashby, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis. At the end of the 1950s the guitar was replaced by drums.

Peterson went on many European tours. He has made recordings with just about everybody who's anybody in jazz.

His keys touch corresponds to almost explosive ornamentation in phrasing. Despite all the dynamics, a boundless desire for improvisation, a sublime artistic technique, however, the structure of his play (i.e. the over-all conception of harmonic means, phrasing, rhythms, etc.) remains translucent and tight.
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MG C-106 Piano Solos — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Piano Solos (Album) Mercury MG C-106 US 1950 Sell This Version
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MG C-127 Collates No. 2 — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Collates No. 2 Clef Records MG C-127 US 1952 Sell This Version
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MG C-107 Oscar Peterson At Carnegie — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson At Carnegie (Album) Clef Records MG C-107 US 1951 Sell This Version
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EPBT 3006 This Is Oscar Peterson At The Piano — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson This Is Oscar Peterson At The Piano (Album, EP, Comp) RCA Victor EPBT 3006 Canada 1952 Sell This Version
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MG C-110 Oscar Peterson Collates — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Collates (Album) Mercury MG C-110 US 1952 Sell This Version
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MGC-119 Plays Pretty — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty (Album) Mercury MGC-119 US 1952 Sell This Version
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GLP 3510 Plays Jerome Kern — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern (Album) Clef Records GLP 3510 France 1952 Sell This Version
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MG C-603 Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter (Album) Mercury MG C-603 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MGC-605 Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin (Album) Clef Records MGC-605 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MGC-604 Plays Irving Berlin — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Irving Berlin (Album) Mercury MGC-604 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MGC-606 Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington (Album) Mercury MGC-606 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MG C-625 Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans Clef Records MG C-625 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MGC-155 Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty Album #2 — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty Album #2 (Album) Clef Records MGC-155 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MG C-648 Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren Clef Records MG C-648 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MG C-705 Dale's Wail — Oscar Peterson Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra Featuring Oscar PetersonJo Jones Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra Featuring Oscar PetersonJo Jones - Dale's Wail (Album) Clef Records MG C-705 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MG C-145 Oscar Peterson Sings — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Sings (Album) Clef Records MG C-145 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MG C-694 Recital — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Recital (Album) Clef Records MG C-694 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MG C-624 Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers (Album) Clef Records MG C-624 US 1954 Sell This Version
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MG C-650 Oscar Peterson Plays Jimmy McHugh — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Jimmy McHugh (Album) Clef Records MG C-650 Australia 1955 Sell This Version
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MG N-1036 Piano Interpretations — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell - Piano Interpretations (Comp) Norgran Records MG N-1036 US 1955 Sell This Version
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EP Album #5 Jam Session #5 — Oscar Peterson Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown - Jam Session #5 Clef Records EP Album #5 US 1955 Sell This Version
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MG N-1016 Play George Gershwin — Oscar Peterson Buddy De Franco* And Oscar Peterson Buddy De Franco* And Oscar Peterson - Play George Gershwin (Album) Norgran Records MG N-1016 South Africa 1955 Sell This Version
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CLP 1086 In A Romantic Mood — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson With Strings* In A Romantic Mood (Album) Verve Records CLP 1086 UK 1956 Sell This Version
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MG C-695 Nostalgic Memories — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Nostalgic Memories (Album) Clef Records MG C-695 US 1956 Sell This Version
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MG V-2004 Pastel Moods — Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Pastel Moods (Album) Verve Records MG V-2004 US 1956 Sell This Version

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iampostal

iampostal

May 8, 2022
what the above bio is trying to say is that this man was a freak of nature...to say eddie van halen was the oscar peterson of guitar would be accurate
oldhippierick

oldhippierick

August 31, 2015
Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Songbooks Etcetera 2005

CD 1 Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter & Duke Ellington
CD 2 Oscar Peterson Plays Irving Berlin & George Gershwin
CD 3 Oscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern & Richard Rodgers
CD 4 Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans & Harold Arlen
CD 5 Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren & Jimmy McHugh
CD 6 Oscar Peterson Sessions With Billie Holiday
CD 7 Oscar Peterson Sessions With Flip Phillips & Ben Webster Plus Billie Holiday And Harold Arlen
CD 8 Oscar Peterson Sessions With Diz & Getz And Lester
CD 9 Oscar Peterson with Norman Granz' — Jazz At The Philharmonic Carnegie Hall 1953 (Part One)
CD 10 Oscar Peterson with Norman Granz' — Jazz At The Philharmonic Carnegie Hall 1953 (Part Two)

Label: Avid Records [AMBX 146] x10CD 2005

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