In 2010 i rediscovered martin williams's appraisal of oscar peterson, four pianists: four minority views reprinted in jazz changes the similarities are striking: perhaps i subconsciously remembered williams when working on my own essay. Oscar s peterson (1912-1988) civil defense papers, 1948 - 1970 msa 440 & doc 489 introduction this collection contains manuscript and printed material about civil defense from. Oscar emmanuel peterson, cc, cq, oont (august 15, 1925 - december 23, 2007) was a canadian jazz pianist and composer he was called the maharaja of the keyboard by duke ellington, but simply op by his friends. Facebook post by oscar peterson from feb 12, 2016 14 copy quote i despair about the lack of proper respect shown for the piano if you want it to sound like a. Barron ryan: a story of fortitude and perseverance concert jazz pianist on the release of his new album, the masters' apprentice blues etude (oscar peterson.
Oscar peterson may not only have been the most famous jazz pianist to have ever lived, he may also have been the most recorded as featured artist, co-leader, and valued sideman, the canadian reviews & essays. Home page of ben paterson, a jazz artist from new york it allows me to dig into some of my favorite material by nat king cole and oscar peterson. Oscar peterson silent in an evil time this is a website that gathers together all (most of) the published writing of jack batten you can see the books in their. Oscar peterson was a famous jazz pianist who won eight grammy awards throughout his long and illustrious career this biography of oscar peterson provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.
This week at oscar peterson ps the grade 5 students at opps participated in an essay and speaking competition. Gene lees' jazzletter gerry mulligan, paul desmond, oscar peterson, clark terry, johnny mercer, and many more and for his sharp and opinionated musings on. Oscar peterson played the piano in a way that very few others have matched regarded by many in his lifetime as the greatest jazz pianist in the world, he had a profound influence on canadian music peterson was born in montreal of caribbean parents in 1925 his father, daniel, a cpr porter, led the. The concerts yielded 5 separate albums featuring ella fitzgerald, oscar peterson, the modern jazz quartet, stan getz, jj johnson, coleman hawkins, roy eldridge and the jatp all-stars all of the albums were titled at the opera house but on four of the five albums, the mono editions were recorded at the shrine auditorium in los angeles. Dead-on replica of an oscar peterson 125 walleye made by a j downey scary) (photo essay of the oxley family photographers of fergus falls, minnesota.
John mcdonough's extended essay included with this handsomely packaged 7-disc set of nine, pre-guitarist herb ellis, oscar peterson trio recording sessions, while remaining objective and informative in detailing the background of the recordings, offers up one major surprise: frequent and abrupt dismissals of peterson's playing were commonplace. Oscar peterson: the jazz great oscar peterson was a man with a humble beginning which emerged and changed the world of jazz forever at a young age, he was introduced to music by his father. News about oscar peterson commentary and archival information about oscar peterson from the new york times. Oscar pelee peterson lived in cadillac, michigan, and was the most prolific carver of fish decoys during the day, he worked as a gardener and handyman, and in the evenings he carved and painted sculptures in a small log cabin workshop.
Gene lees, a jazz historian and critic known for his pugnacious, highly personal essays and biographies of such jazz greats as oscar peterson, woody herman and johnny mercer, died thursday at his home in ojai. Jazz and philosophy in the light of oscar peterson and friedrich nietzsche (2012) an essay by bjørn fred jensen. Oscar peterson, whose dazzling piano playing made him one of the most popular jazz artists in history, died on sunday night at his home in mississauga, ontario, outside toronto he was 82 the.
Singers like sarah vaughan, ella fitzgerald, and nina simone swung ballads from a whisper to roar, and pianists like erroll garner, oscar peterson, and ahmad jamal were glamorous stars. Find great deals on ebay for oscar peterson shop with confidence. Norman granz was unique in the business in his sense of justice, oscar peterson accepted the award on granz's behalf a great essay on agreat jazz human beeing, thanks a lot to remember.