December 24, 2007

ANOTHER GIANT GONE:

Jazz legend Oscar Peterson dies (BBC, 12/24/07)

Jazz pianist and composer Oscar Peterson has died of kidney failure at his home in Toronto, at the age of 82.

Peterson was one of jazz's most recorded musicians, and was famous for his fast-playing virtuoso style.

He made more than 200 albums and won eight Grammy awards, including a lifetime achievement honour in 1997.

He released his first single at the age of 19 and performed with greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Nat "King" Cole.

MORE:
-WIKIPEDIA: Oscar Peterson
-OBIT:
Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson dies
(CBC News, 12/24/07)
-100 Jazz Profiles: Oscar Peterson (BBC Radio 3)


Posted by Orrin Judd at December 24, 2007 1:48 PM
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