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Offline prjacobs

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The late great Oscar Peterson
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:11:01 PM »
Hi all,
Just a note on Oscar Peterson's passing.  I went to see him play a solo concert at Carnegie Hall and witnessed a true master.  I loved it when he'd play solos in double octaves with his right and left hands.  His left hand was better that almost all other jazz pianist's right hands.
To me, just the fact that the universe had an Oscar Peterson, makes me feel the magic of it all.
 

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Offline jazzrat

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The late great Oscar Peterson
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 10:35:33 PM »
+1 Paul.
OP was a rare one. So many good stories about the various guitarists that have played with him and his penchant for up tempo stuff.

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The late great Oscar Peterson
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 06:27:40 AM »
Best jazz concert I've ever seen in my life was Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Pass, and Ray Brown in Austin, Texas circa 1979.

Godspeed, Mr. Peterson.



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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008, 06:28:09 AM »
I love Oscar Peterson's music, he was pretty amazing. My flag is flying at half mast today.

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