Oscar Peterson, RIP

The jazz great was 82. The Times obituary reveals that he played trumpet and piano as a youth, but that a bout with TB forced him to choose the piano. He excelled as a jazz pianist, and played with many of top jazz talent over the course of his seven decade career.

Don Cha Go Way Mad” by Ella Fitzgerald from the album Ella Fitzgerald At The Opera House (1957, 2:31).

Things ain’t what they used to be” by Oscar Peterson from the album Night Train (1962, 4:38).

Comments

  1. #1 Abel Pharmboy
    December 24, 2007

    Thanks for posting this, Josh. Mr Peterson’s passing is a loss for us all but the gifts he leaves behind are to be treasured for the ages.

  2. #2 Monado in Toronto
    December 24, 2007

    Now there was a musician I admired!