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Oscar Peterson Debuts at Carnegie Hall

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Oscar Peterson Debuts at Carnegie Hall

Oscar Peterson Debuts at Carnegie Hall

Oscar Peterson Debuts at Carnegie Hall

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Commentator John McDonough remembers this night 50 years ago when a Canadian pianist named Oscar Peterson made his American debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. We hear from the man who made it possible: jazz impresario Norman Granz. Peterson had been reluctant to perform, so the performance was not announced in advance: Peterson was called up from his seat in the audience during a jazz show to play. He went on to become a sensation.