Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

The Man and His Jazz

Book - 2012
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Called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar Peterson's story in acomplete, compelling and sympathetic way. This is first biography of Oscar Peterson for young people.

This book is the story of a black kid from a Montreal ghetto who reached accliam in the great music halls of the world.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781770492691
Branch Call Number: J 786. 2092 PET B
Characteristics: 165 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.


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Apr 28, 2020

To the general public the name Oscar Peterson may not be well known. This book is a good introduction to the life and works of one of the most technical virtuosos in the history of jazz piano. But he was also capable of great ballad interpretation and could achieve that well sought after balance of technique and emotional expression. This book would be especially suitable for teens students of jazz looking to learn more about one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

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