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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Oscar Peterson Discography Tracks

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Oscar Peterson - Plays Jerome Kern album art Oscar Peterson Plays Jerome Kern (Album) Clef Records US 1952 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Collates album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Collates (Album) Mercury US 1952 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson At Carnegie album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson At Carnegie (Album) Clef Records US 1951 Sell This Version
MG C-127 Oscar Peterson - Collates No. 2 album art Oscar Peterson Collates No. 2(10", Album) Clef Records MG C-127 US 1952 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - This Is Oscar Peterson At The Piano album art Oscar Peterson This Is Oscar Peterson At The Piano RCA Victor Canada 1952 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Plays Pretty album art Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty (Album) Mercury US 1952 Sell This Version
33CX 10009 Oscar Peterson - JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC 1 (Carnegie Hall Concert 1952) album art Norman Granz, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Flip Phillips, Charlie Shavers, Benny Carter, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge Norman Granz, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Flip Phillips, Charlie Shavers, Benny Carter, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge - JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC 1 (Carnegie Hall Concert 1952)(LP) Columbia 33CX 10009 UK 1952 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin (Album) Clef Records Australia 1953 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter (Album) Clef Records US 1953 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Sings album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Sings Clef Records US 1953 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Plays Irving Berlin album art Oscar Peterson Plays Irving Berlin Mercury US 1953 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington (Album) Mercury US 1953 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Richard Rodgers (Album) Clef Records US 1954 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Recital album art Oscar Peterson Recital (Album) Clef Records US 1954 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Dale's Wail album art Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra Featuring Oscar PetersonJo Jones Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra Featuring Oscar PetersonJo Jones - Dale's Wail (Album) Clef Records US 1954 Sell This Version
MG C-648 Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Harry Warren(LP, Mono) Clef Records MG C-648 US 1954 Sell This Version
MG C-625 Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Vincent Youmans(LP) Clef Records MG C-625 US 1954 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Piano Interpretations album art Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell - Piano Interpretations (Comp) Norgran Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Play George Gershwin album art Buddy De Franco* And Oscar Peterson Buddy De Franco* And Oscar Peterson - Play George Gershwin (Album) Norgran Records South Africa 1955 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Jimmy McHugh album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Jimmy McHugh (Album) Clef Records Australia 1955 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen (Album) Clef Records UK 1954 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Tenderly album art Oscar Peterson Tenderly Clef Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - In A Romantic Mood album art Oscar Peterson With Strings* In A Romantic Mood (Album) Verve Records UK 1956 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie album art Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie (Album) Clef Records UK 1956 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson - Nostalgic Memories album art Oscar Peterson Nostalgic Memories (Album) Clef Records US 1956 Sell This Version

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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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