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The great pianist Oscar Peterson taped an episode of Piano Jazz in 1997.
August 15, 2014 Oscar Peterson was one of the giants of jazz piano. On this program from 1998, Peterson demonstrates his deft touch and amazing technique.
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Detail from the cover art to Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson.
February 28, 2013 Many jazz standards are themselves about making lists. Here are five of them, including Louis Armstrong's take on "Let's Do It," Johnny Hartman's version of "These Foolish Things" and a classic reading of Jobim's "Waters of March."
Norman Granz at his office in July 1987.
October 20, 2011 The jazz producer put artists like Ella Fitzgerald into concert halls while striking a blow for civil rights.
March 15, 2011 St. Patrick's Day is a holiday when everybody is Irish: wearing at least a splash of green, getting together with friends for a pint or a party, and so on. To celebrate the day, here are some jazz songs that wear the green, at least in their titles, as well as musical tributes to Ireland.
A Canadian flag hot air balloon.
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August 17, 2009 This week's Take Five skips from the provinces of Quebec and Ottawa over to British Columbia, featuring a jazz legend, a world-famous vocalist/pianist and a few Canadian musicians who are gaining wider recognition outside their home country. Listen to five songs below.
Oscar Peterson's recording career lasted more than 60 years, spanning hundreds of albums as a leader or sideman.
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December 17, 2008 The famed virtuoso commanded the entire keyboard with incredible dexterity, drive and precision, while performing around the world for more than 50 years, accruing countless honors, awards and critical accolades.
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December 27, 2007 News & Notes pays tribute to the life and musical contributions of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The eight-time Grammy winner played with all the greats, including Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Dizzy Gillespie.
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December 26, 2007 Jazz giant Oscar Peterson died Sunday night in his Ontario home at age 82 of kidney failure. The program pays a special tribute to the pianist, who Duke Ellington called "beyond measure."
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December 24, 2007 Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, who grew up in Montreal and called Canada home for his whole life, has died at the age of 82. He led the Oscar Peterson Trio for much of the 1950s and collaborated with jazz luminaries Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Milt Jackson and others.
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December 24, 2007 Oscar Peterson, the jazz pianist who debuted in 1949 and performed with virtually all the great jazz musicians, including John Coltrane and Billie Holiday, has died.
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