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Oscar Peterson

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Oscar Peterson in 1958.

Oscar Peterson artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

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September 2, 2005 Hear a 1982 concert by Oscar Peterson and others from the NPR Jazz archives.

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Studio Sessions

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April 4, 1998 On this program from 1998, Peterson demonstrates his deft touch and amazing technique.

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News

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December 24, 2007 The Montreal, Canada, native led a trio in the 1950s and collaborated with many jazz luminaries.

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December 25, 2007 The great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson died Sunday at the age of 82.

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Reviews

The cover of The Sound of the Trio

August 1, 2001 On this album, The Peterson Trio shows why it ranks with some of the best small groups in jazz.

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More Stories

Detail from the cover art to Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson.

February 28, 2013 Many jazz standards are about making lists. Here are five examples, from Louis Armstrong on.

Norman Granz at his office in July 1987.

October 20, 2011 Granz put artists like Ella Fitzgerald into concert halls while striking a blow for civil rights.

Leprechaun plushie.

March 15, 2011 Hear some jazz songs that wear green, at least in their titles, in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

A Canadian flag hot air balloon.

August 17, 2009 Though Canada's finest export is hockey, our neighbor has also produced some fine jazz musicians.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

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  • Album: Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
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  • Label: The Jazz Alliance
  • Released: 2002
 

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