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Oscar Peterson

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. Very effective in small groups, jam sessions, and in accompanying singers, O.P. was at his absolute best when performing unaccompanied solos. His original style did not fall into any specific idiom. Like Erroll Garner and George Shearing, Peterson's distinctive playing formed during the mid- to late '40s and fell somewhere between swing and bop. Peterson was criticized through the years because he used so many notes, didn't evolve much since the 1950s, and recorded a remarkable number of albums. Perhaps it is because critics ran out of favorable adjectives to use early in his career; certainly it can be said that Peterson played 100 notes when other pianists might have used ten, but all 100 usually fit, and there is nothing wrong with showing off technique when it serves the music. As with Johnny Hodges and Thelonious Monk, to name two, Peterson spent his career growing within his style rather than making any major changes once his approach was set, certainly an acceptable way to handle one's career. Because he was Norman Granz's favorite pianist (along with Tatum) and the producer tended to record some of his artists excessively, Peterson made an incredible number of albums. Not all are essential, and a few are routine, but the great majority are quite excellent, and there are dozens of classics.

Peterson started classical piano lessons when he was six and developed quickly. After winning a talent show at 14, he began starring on a weekly radio show in Montreal. Peterson picked up early experience as a teenager playing with Johnny Holmes' Orchestra. From 1945-1949, he recorded 32 selections for Victor in Montreal. Those trio performances find Peterson displaying a love for boogie-woogie, which he would soon discard, and the swing style of Teddy Wilson and Nat King Cole. His technique was quite brilliant even at that early stage, and although he had not yet been touched by the influence of bop, he was already a very impressive player. Granz discovered Peterson in 1949 and soon presented him as a surprise guest at a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert. Peterson was recorded in 1950 on a series of duets with either Ray Brown or Major Holley on bass; his version of "Tenderly" became a hit. Peterson's talents were quite obvious, and he became a household name in 1952 when he formed a trio with guitarist Barney Kessel and Brown. Kessel tired of the road and was replaced by Herb Ellis the following year. The Peterson-Ellis-Brown trio, which often toured with JATP, was one of jazz's great combos from 1953-1958. Their complex yet swinging arrangements were competitive -- Ellis and Brown were always trying to outwit and push the pianist -- and consistently exciting. In 1958, when Ellis left the band, it was decided that no other guitarist could fill in so well, and he was replaced (after a brief stint by Gene Gammage) by drummer Ed Thigpen. In contrast to the earlier group, the Peterson-Brown-Thigpen trio (which lasted until 1965) found the pianist easily the dominant soloist. Later versions of the group featured drummers Louis Hayes (1965-1966), Bobby Durham (1967-1970), Ray Price (1970), and bassists Sam Jones (1966-1970) and George Mraz (1970).

In 1960, Peterson established the Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, which lasted for three years. He made his first recorded set of unaccompanied piano solos in 1968 (strange that Granz had not thought of it) during his highly rated series of MPS recordings. With the formation of the Pablo label by Granz in 1972, Peterson was often teamed with guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels Pedersen. He appeared on dozens of all-star records, made five duet albums with top trumpeters (Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Clark Terry, and Jon Faddis), and teamed up with Count Basie on several two-piano dates. An underrated composer, Peterson wrote and recorded the impressive "Canadiana Suite" in 1964 and has occasionally performed originals in the years since. Although always thought of as a masterful acoustic pianist, Peterson has also recorded on electric piano (particularly some of his own works), organ on rare occasions, and even clavichord for an odd duet date with Joe Pass. One of his rare vocal sessions in 1965, With Respect to Nat, reveals that Peterson's singing voice was nearly identical to Nat King Cole's. A two-day reunion with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown in 1990 (which also included Bobby Durham) resulted in four CDs. Peterson was felled by a serious stroke in 1993 that knocked him out of action for two years. He gradually returned to the scene, however, although with a weakened left hand. Even when he wasn't 100 percent, Peterson was a classic improviser, one of the finest musicians that jazz has ever produced. The pianist appeared on an enormous number of records through the years. As a leader, he has recorded for Victor, Granz's Clef and Verve labels (1950-1964), MPS, Mercury, Limelight, Pablo, and Telarc. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Plays Basie And Others / Live!

Disc 1

1. One O'Clock Jump

2. Easy Does It

3. Lester Leaps In

4. 9:20 Special

5. Blue And Sentimental

6. Broadway

7. Jive At Five

8. Blues For Basie

9. Topsy

10. Jumpin' At The Woodside

11. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

13. Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'

14. Easter Parade

15. I Got Rhythm

16. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

17. That Old Black Magic

18. Over The Rainbow

Disc 2

1. Tenderly

2. Seven Come Eleven

3. Swinging Till The Girls Come Home

5. How About You

6. Flamingo

7. Swinging On A Star

8. Noreen's Nocturne

10. How High The Moon

11. Love You Madly

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Track List: Perfect Peterson: The Best Of The Pablo And Telarc Recordings

Disc 1

1. Tenderly

2. How High The Moon

3. Nuages

4. Blues Etude

5. Caravan

6. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

7. Summertime

8. If I Were A Bell

9. (Back Home Again In) Indiana

10. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

11. Nigerian Marketplace

12. On The Trail

Disc 2

1. Honeysuckle Rose

2. Kelly's Blues

3. Wheatland

4. In A Mellow Tone

5. Tin Tin Deo

6. Nighttime

7. Reunion Blues

8. Satin Doll

9. Ja-Da

10. Morning In Newfoundland

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Track List: The Chronological 1952 Vol.3

1. Anything Goes

2. I've Got You Under My Skin

3. Fascinatin' Rhythm

4. Cheek To Cheek

5. I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

6. In A Mellow Tone

7. I Love You

10. In The Still Of The Night

11. Every Time We Say Goodbye

12. Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'

13. Begin The Beguine

14. So Near And Yet So Far

15. Blue Skies

16. Take The "A" Train

17. Sophisticated Lady

18. Cottontail

19. Prelude To A Kiss

20. Things Ain't What They Used To Be

21. Rockin' In Rhythm

22. Never No Lament (Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me)

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Track List: The Chronological Classics: Oscar Peterson 1952 Vol. 2

2. But Not For Me

3. Thou Swell

4. Willow Weep For Me

5. Pick Yourself Up

6. Long Ago And Far Away

7. Love Walked In

8. I Got Rhythm

9. A Fine Romance

10. A Foggy Day

11. Strike Up The Band

12. The Man I Love

13. Let's Do It

14. It Ain't Necessarily So

15. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

16. I've Got A Crush On You

17. Night And Day

19. What Is This Thing Called Love?

20. Oh, Lady Be Good

21. 's Wonderful

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Track List: Chronological Classics: Oscar Peterson 1952

1. Blue Moon

2. East Of The Sun

3. The Astaire Blues

4. Tea For Two

5. Slow Down

6. Oh, Lady Be Good!

7. Body And Soul

8. Stompin' At The Savoy

9. Rough Ridin'

10. Just One Of Those Things

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Track List: Tenderly

1. Alone Together

2. How About You

3. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

5. A Foggy Day

6. The Gypsy In My Soul

10. Tenderly

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Track List: Chronological 1949-1950

1. Oop Bop Sh'bam

2. Sweet Georgia Brown

3. Sleepy Time Gal

4. Rockin' In Rhythm

5. Fine And Dandy

6. My Heart Stood Still

7. Somebody Loves Me

8. At Sundown

9. Debut

10. They Didn't Believe Me

11. Lover

12. Where Or When

13. Three O'Clock In The Morning

14. All The Things You Are

15. Oscar's Blues

16. Tenderly

17. Little White Lies

18. In The Middle Of A Kiss

19. Nameless

20. Two Sleepy People

21. Tico Tico

22. Get Happy

23. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

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Track List: Oscar Peterson's Finest Hour

1. Salute To Garner

2. The Astaire Blues

3. Love You Madly

4. Sometimes I'm Happy

5. Work Song

6. Young And Foolish

7. Con Alma

8. Mumbles

9. Tenderly

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Track List: Chronological Classics: Oscar Peterson 1945-1947

1. I Got Rhythm

2. Louise

3. My Blue Heaven

4. The Sheik Of Araby

5. Flying Home

6. The "C" Jam Blues

7. If I Could Be With You

8. Humoresque

9. Blue Moon

10. In A Little Spanish Town

11. Time On My Hands

12. China Boy

13. Runnin' Wild

14. Sweet Lorraine

15. Honey Dripper

16. East Of The Sun

17. Indiana

18. Margie

19. I Surrender Dear

20. Ghost Of A Chance

21. Oscar's Boogie

22. Smiles

23. Stairway To The Stars

24. Poor Butterfly

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Track List: Time And Again

1. I've Got A Crush On You

2. Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess

3. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

4. Summertime

5. Who Can I Turn To

6. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

7. A Child Is Born

10. Little Girl Blue

13. I Loves You Porgy

14. Sophisticated Lady

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Track List: The Trio - Live From Chicago

2. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

4. The Night We Called It A Day

5. Sometimes I'm Happy

6. Whisper Not

7. Billy Boy

12. Daahoud

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Track List: Oscar Peterson Plays The Duke Ellington Song Book

13. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

14. Sophisticated Lady

15. Rockin' In Rhythm

16. Prelude To A Kiss

17. In A Mellow Tone

18. Cotton Tail

19. Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'

20. Things Ain't What They Used To Be

21. Take The "A" Train

22. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

23. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

24. John Hardy's Wife

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Track List: Ultimate

1. Sometimes I'm Happy

2. Love You Madly

3. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

4. Reunion Blues

5. Waltz For Debby

6. Blues For Big Scotia

7. Jet Song

8. Noreen's Nocturne

9. Mumbles

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Track List: The Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson

2. Con Alma

3. Close Your Eyes

4. The Maidens Of Cadiz

5. My Heart Stood Still

7. Waltz For Debby

8. Tangerine

10. This Could Be The Start Of Something

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Track List: The Song Is You: Best Of The Verve Songbooks Vol.1

Disc 1

1. Cheek To Cheek

2. It Ain't Necessarily So

3. Just A Sttin' And A Rockin'

4. What Is This Thing Called Love

5. Prelude To A Kiss

6. Fascinating Rythm

7. Easter Parade

8. Night And Day

9. Long Ago And Far Away

10. Tea For Two

11. The Song Is You

12. Without A Song

13. I Want To Be Happy

14. The Lady Is A Tramp

15. Blue Moon

16. Lover

Disc 2

1. I Only Have Eyes For You

2. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

3. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby

4. Come Rain Or Come Shine

5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

6. I'm In The Mood For Love

7. John Hardy's Wife

8. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

9. That Old Black Magic

10. A Foggy Day

11. I Coudn't Sleep A Wink Last Night

12. Blue Moon

13. Serenade In Blue

14. Love For Sale

15. The Song Is Ended

16. Yesterdays

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Track List: The Gershwin Songbooks

1. It Ain't Necessarily So

2. The Man I Love

3. Love Walked In

4. I Was Doing All Right

5. A Foggy Day

6. Oh, Lady Be Good

7. Love Is Here To Stay

8. They All Laughed

9. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

10. Summertime

11. Nice Work If You Can Get It

12. Shall We Dance

13. The Man I Love (Alt Trk)

14. Fascinating Rhythm

15. It Ain't Necessarily So (Alt Trk)

16. Somebody Loves Me

17. Strike Up The Band

18. I've Got A Crush On You

19. I Was Doing All Right (Alt Trk)

20. 's Wonderful

21. Oh, Lady, Be Good (Alt Trk)

22. I Got Rhythm

23. A Foggy Day (Alt Trk)

24. Love Walked In (Alt Trk)

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Track List: 1951

1. For You

2. Pennies From Heaven

3. Whispering

4. Body And Soul

5. Flying Home

6. Hungarian Dance

7. Gypsy In My Soul

8. (I Don't Stand A) Ghost Of A Chance With You

9. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

10. I've Got Rhythm

11. Tea For Two

12. The Man I Love

13. Rose Room

14. Yesterdays

15. Seven Come Eleven

16. Just You

17. To A Wild Rose

18. Air Mail Special

19. Night And Day

20. Get Happy

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Track List: The More I See You

1. In A Mellow Tone

2. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

3. On The Trail

4. When My Dreamboat Comes Home

5. Ron's Blues

6. For All We Know

7. Blues For Lisa

8. Squatty Roo

9. The More I See You

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Track List: Exclusively For My Friends - The Lost Tapes

2. Three O'Clock In The Morning

4. Tenderly

6. Let's Fall In Love

8. Stella By Starlight

10. Never Say Yes

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Track List: Verve Jazz Masters 16

1. Night Train

2. Woody 'n' You

3. Willow Weep For Me

4. Younger Than Springtime

5. West Coast Blues

6. Love For Sale

7. Norreen's Nocturne

8. O.P.

9. Blues Etude

10. Gal In Calico

11. D & E

12. Bossa Beguine

13. Evrev

14. Honey Dripper

15. Someday My Prince Will Come

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Track List: Jazz 'Round Midnight

1. Laura

2. It Ain't Necessarily So

3. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

4. You Go To My Head

5. I Loves You Porgy (I Wants To Stay Here)

6. Angel Eyes

7. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

8. Heartstrings

9. Bag's Groove

10. Blues Of The Prairies

11. Little Right Foot

12. When I Fall In Love

13. Just A Gigolo

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Track List: The Essential Oscar Peterson

1. Something's Coming

2. Blues For Big Scotia

3. People

4. Tour's End

5. Con Alma

6. Tangerine

7. March Past

8. Tenderly

9. On Green Dolphin Street

10. Gravy Waltz

11. Seven Come Eleven

12. Waltz For Debby

13. Brotherhood Of Man

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Track List: Exclusively For My Friends

Disc 1

3. Tin Tin Deo

4. I've Got A Crush On You

5. A Foggy Day

6. Like Someone In Love

8. I'm In The Mood For Love

Disc 2

1. Robbin's Nest

3. Satin Doll

4. Love Is Here To Stay

5. Sandy's Blues

7. Noreen's Nocturne

8. In A Mellotone

9. Nica's Dream

Disc 3

1. On Green Dolphin Street

2. Summertime

3. Sometimes I'm Happy

4. Who Can I Turn To

6. Emily

9. When Lights Are Low

Disc 4

1. Someone To Watch Over Me

2. Perdido

3. Body And Soul

4. Who Can I Turn To

5. Bye Bye Blackbird

6. I Should Care

7. Lulu's Back In Town

8. Little Girl Blue

9. Take The "A" Train

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Track List: The Will To Swing

Disc 1

1. Fine And Dandy

2. Tenderly

3. Fascinatin' Rythm

4. Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home

5. 9:20 Special

6. Gypsy In My Soul

7. When Lights Are Low

8. Con Alma

9. Ill Wind

10. Whisper Not

11. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

12. Something's Coming

13. Daahoud

Disc 2

1. Waltz For Debby

2. C Jam Blues

3. Nightingale

4. Place St. Henri

5. Wheatland

6. I've Got A Crush On You

7. Lulu's Back In Town

8. Little Girl Blue

9. Nica's Dream

10. Naptown Blues

11. Wave

12. A Child Is Born

13. A Little Jazz Exercise

14. Once Upon A Summertime

15. Younger Than Springtime

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Track List: Compact Jazz Compilation

1. Let's Fall In Love

2. The Shadow Of Your Smile

5. Autumn Leaves

6. Easy Listening Blues

8. Wheatland

9. If I Were A Bell

10. Stella By Starlight

11. Misty

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Track List: Tracks

3. Honeysuckle Rose

4. Dancing On The Ceiling

5. A Child Is Born

6. If I Should Lose You

7. Little Jazz Exercise

9. Ja Da

10. Just A Gigolo

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Track List: My Favorite Instrument

1. Someone To Watch Over Me

2. Perdido

3. Body And Soul

4. Who Can I Turn To

5. Bye, Bye Blackbird

6. I Should Care

7. Lu'lu's Back In Town

8. Little Girl Blue

9. Take The A-train

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Track List: Blues Etude

1. Blues Etude

3. Let's Fall In Love

4. The Shadow Of Your Smile

5. If I Were A Bell

6. Stella By Starlight

7. Bossa Beguine

8. L'impossible

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Track List: With Respect To Nat

1. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

2. It's Only A Paper Moon

3. Walkin' My Baby Back Home

4. Sweet Lorraine

5. Unforgettable

6. Little Girl

7. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

8. Orange Colored Sky

9. Straighten Up And Fly Right

10. Calypso Blues

11. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry

12. Easy Listening Blues

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Track List: We Get Requests

1. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)

2. The Days Of Wine And Roses

3. My One And Only Love

4. People

5. Have You Met Miss Jones

6. You Look Good To Me

7. The Girl From Ipanema

8. D & E

9. Time And Again

10. Goodbye, J.D.

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Track List: West Side Story

1. Something's Coming

2. Somewhere

3. Jet Song

4. Tonight

5. Maria

6. I Feel Pretty

7. Reprise

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Track List: The Sound Of The Trio

1. Tricrotism (Org. Tracitism)

2. On Green Dolphin Street

3. Thag's Dance

4. Ill Wind

5. Kadota's Blues

6. Scrapple From The Apple

7. Jim

8. Band Call

9. The Night We Called It A Day

10. Billy Boy

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Track List: A Jazz Portrait Of Frank Sinatra

1. You Make Me Feel So Young

2. Come Dance With Me

3. Learnin' The Blues

4. Witchcraft

5. The Tender Trap

6. Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)

7. Just In Time

8. It Happened In Monterey

9. I Get A Kick Out Of You

10. All Of Me

11. Birth Of The Blues

12. How About You

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Track List: Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Songbook

1. In The Still Of The Night

2. It's All Right With Me

3. Love For Sale

4. Just One Of Those Things

5. I've Got You Under My Skin

6. Every Time We Say Goodbye

7. Night And Day

8. Easy To Love

9. Why Can't You Behave

10. I Love Paris

11. I Concentrate On You

12. It's De-Lovely

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Track List: At Newport Live

1. Will You Still Be Mine?

2. Joy Spring

3. Gal In Calico

4. 52nd Street Theme

5. Jo Jones Introduction

6. Monitor Blues

7. Willow Weep For Me

8. Autumn In New York

9. Roy's Son

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Track List: At The Concertgebouw

1. The Lady Is A Tramp

2. We'll Be Together Again

3. Bluesology

4. Budo (Aka

5. I've Got The World On A String

6. Daahoud

7. When Lights Are Low

8. Eurev

9. Should I

10. Big Fat Mama

11. Back Home Again In Indiana

12. Joy Spring

13. Elevation

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Track List: At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival

1. Falling In Love with Love (Live)

2. How About You?

3. Flamingo (Live)

4. Swinging On A Star

5. Noreen's Nocturne

6. Gypsy In My Soul

7. Nuages

8. How High The Moon? (Live)

9. Love You Madly (Live)

10. 52nd Street Theme

11. Daisy's Dream

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Track List: Plays Count Basie

1. Lester Leaps In

2. Easy Does It

3. 9:20 Special

4. Jumpin' At The Woodside

5. Blues For Basie

6. Broadway

7. Blue And Sentimental

8. Topsy

9. One O'Clock Jump

10. Jive At Five

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Track List: The Oscar Peterson Trio Live At Zardi's

Disc 1

1. Sunday

2. I've Got You Under My Skin

4. There's A Small Hotel

5. How High The Moon

6. Noreen's Nocturne

7. I Was Doing All Right

8. Falling In Love With Love

9. Big Fat Mama

10. The Way You Look Tonight

11. Begin The Beguine

12. Easy Does It

13. Will You Still Be Mine

14. Laura

Disc 2

1. The Continental

2. You Are Too Beautiful

3. Pompton Turnpike

4. Surrey With The Fringe On Top

5. Swinging With A Star

6. I've Got You Under My Skin

7. Autumn Leaves

8. Love For Sale

9. Soft Winds

11. It's A Marshmallow World

12. Tenderly

13. Honeysuckle Rose

14. Love You Madly

15. Have You Met Miss Jones

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Track List: Chronological Classics 1426 - Oscar Peterson 1952 Vol.3

1. Anything Goes

2. I've Got You Under My Skin

3. Fascinatin' Rhythm

4. Cheek To Cheek

5. I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

7. I Love You

10. In The Still Of The Night

11. Every Time We Say Goodbye

12. Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'

13. Begin The Beguine

14. So Near And Yet So Far

15. Blue Skies

16. Take The "A" Train

17. Sophisticated Lady

18. Cotton Tail

19. Prelude To A Kiss

20. Things Ain't What They Used To Be

21. Rockin' In Rhythm

22. Never No Lament (Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me)

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He was in a class by himself...ph e n o m e n a l . . . W O W !
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lwalker913
Love this station
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Oh yes...absolu t e l y dynamite...W O W !
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He is by far the best Jazz pianist I have ever heard
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Phenomenal!
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I'm just getting acquainted with all these great pianists after learning Art Tatum's name from a crossword clue, of all things. Created an Art Tatum station and have neverbefore heard such great music. What a treat.
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No words describe his magic superb gentleman miss him so much
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elissa3468
Missed!
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love Oscar!
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God given talent what a gift to us all!
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You should add his Canadiana Suite to the list of Selected Discography. I have copy that Oscar signed for me when I used to sit in on his performances at a club in Denver in 1966.
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samuel348
OOOOH YESSS
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He and Bill Evans are my favorite.
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Outstanding musician.
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All those incredible chops. The master!
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I like this cut 'Like Someone in Love' ....definite l y not too many notes :-) Nicely done!
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Bliss :-)
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I'd give this an (A)
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WOW
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carolbeelynx
Brings memories of the 60s, Thanks
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Plays with a tremendous amount of feeling for the music...mmmm !
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This guy was the best at his game ever.
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A Classic in the world of the 88's
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Perfection!! !
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dvanpraag
Don't think I've ever heard any
one that could dance over the keys like Oscar.
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Very favorable...
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Big Al Australia,
Saw the great OP at the Sydney Opera House circa 84/87 no pianist has his brilliant technique phrasing & total keyboard control,
.He is immortal ,love "The Big Man" forever also his autograph with NHOP,Joe Pass,& Brilliant Martin Drew.
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smooth!
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This...perfe c t i o n imho.
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OP was incomparable . No jazz artist has ever interpreted ballads or love songs with the subtle intensity and emotion of Oscar. I had the privilege of hearing him live, solo and with trio, many times and each left me inspired and humbled by his genius. I met him just after graduating from high school in 1966. He was playing with Ray Brown (can't remember the drummer) at Basin Street West in San Francisco. He couldn't have been more gracious when approached by an 18 yr old posing as 21 and telling
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Quite a talent!
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jbeekman
Many, MANY years ago, Orlando got a dedicated jazz radio station (at one point, we had TWO). I remember I was driving and listening to this jazz radio station, and OP came on. I damn near had an accident because his music was affecting me so. I eventually pulled over to listen to the rest of the song. Oscar has been my favorite ever since. I only wish I could have seen him in person. Love me some OP!
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My favorite> nothing beats Hymn To Freedom, Wish I could have met him, or even better got a Piano lesson. An inside story about him and a friend of mine. My friend another piano player was driving home from a gig, and was falling asleep, when Oscar drove up beside him and hollered at him to wake him up, then Oscar took him to breakfast.
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After hearing Oscar again after all these years, I really have to say he and his group are the very best in this type of music.
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Gee that Peterson was so cool and artistic. The timing with the other instruments is to die for.
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Sorry may not b for me .. Did not mean to interrupt dif conv
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Till I see you again!!!! Tell her sure thing!!!
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maggiekksb
Love is the gift you give yourself!!!y a a a s s s s s ! ! !
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stormygal121
I had the pleasure of meeting him in Hamilton, Ontario many many years ago, and he was so humble! A true genius and so sweet to all his fans! Even after his stroke, he did amazing things with his left hand! Loved this man !!!!
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mdgaidheal
Found it, at last!
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WOW
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bach1012
Love this Brazilian sound with the piano
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Fantastic...
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Do they call it gospel?????? ? ?
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francomayolo
Still hasn't been born someone close to his talent God bless him and his Music
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yoadrianyoja n i c e 1
I. Give. I. Can't. Play. Just. The
Album. l'. Impossible
by. Oscar. Petterson
on. Blues. Étude
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ljbajsar
Oscar Peterson, You have my heart,...NOW , ..and FOR ALWAYS!!
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poppa_bear49
I said it once and I'll say it again...If you can't keep up, get the HE!! out of the way and let the man COOK!!!
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