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Essential - Swinger
Oscar Peterson
Essential - Swinger
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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All Artists: Oscar Peterson
Title: Essential - Swinger
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 11/3/1992
Release Date: 11/3/1992
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731451717420, 731451717444

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The Greatest Jazz Pianist that Ever Lived
Carl Armstrong | 08/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oscar Peterson is the Vladimir Horowitz of the jazz world.When he was young, his father wanted him to finish school, but Oscar insisted that he wanted to be a professional jazz pianist. His father said the only way he would allow Oscar to quite school would be if he became the very best.He then took his son to hear Art Tatum.Oscar was discovered by Norman Granz who was in a cab in Canada heading for the airport. The cab driver had the radio on and Granz said "Who is that pianist?" The cab driver said it was Oscar Peterson live at a nightclub. Granz said "forget the airport. I have to meet him,"On this CD is the immortal rendition of "Tenderly" that Oscar first played when he made his American debut in Carnegie Hall on September 16, 1950 in Norman Granz immortal series entitled "Jazz at the Philharmonic". It is the very greatest jazz piano arrangement of all time as well as many other tracks which are in a class all by themselves on the superb CD. A true collectors item."