Oscar Peterson On Piano Jazz
Oscar Peterson was one of the giants of jazz piano. Fast fingers and a hardwired sense of swing defined Peterson and made him a favorite musical partner for everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Herbie Hancock.
Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) would have been 89 this year. On this program from 1998, Peterson demonstrates his amazing technique on his "Love Ballad" before joining host Marian McPartland on Duke Ellington's "In A Mellow Mood."
Originally recorded Nov. 9, 1997. Originally broadcast April 4, 1998.
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