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Oscar Peterson Trio - Salute to Bach
Oscar Peterson : Piano.
NHOP : Double bass.
Martin Drew : Drums.

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Oscar Peterson & Dexter Gordon,  Polka Dots and Moonbeams

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It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Ain’t Got That Swing - Ella Fitzgerald                     Happy Birthday to The First Lady Of Jazz,Ella Fitzgerald!!!

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Oscar Peterson"Round Midnight"(T.Monk),Piano Solo .

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Dexter Gordon & Oscar Peterson,  You Stepped Out of a Dream

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Oscar Peterson - Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

Unbelievably pleasant listening, it’s always a wonder that such a big guy could play so delicately and with such attention to detail

A few favourite moments:

2:56: The right hand drops into a tasty blues phrase after the chordal opening to the solo.
3:42: The right hand again, this time with a particularly well articulated straight-8 bebop-style lick.
5:26: Full extent of OPs virtuosity begins with effortless sounding two-handed runs/phrases up and down the piano, riding over the ever-building string backing.

I think this version of Jobim’s classic was recorded in 1969, appearing on various Peterson ‘best of’ and compilation albums, as well as on “The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook” on the Verve label.

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Lee Morgan & Oscar Peterson,  Moanin’

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Oscar Peterson - Yesterday ( Motions & Emotions 1969)