Oscar Peterson

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson

Also known as オスカー・ピーターソン, オスカー・ピーターソン, О. Питерсон, О. Питерсон,, Оскар Питерсон, Оскар Питерсън, O. E. Peterson, O. Petersen, O. Peterson, O.E. Peterson, O.Peterson, Oscar, Oscar E. Peterson, Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, Oscar Peterson And The Bassists, Oscar Peterson With Strings, Oscar Petersson, Oscar Petterson, Petersen, Peterson
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.oscarpeterson.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Peterson

Discography of Oscar Peterson:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson 6 Audio 1961 Verve Records
2 Work Song / Reunion Blues 2 Audio 1963-05-00 Verve Records
3 Oscar Peterson Jam (Montreux '77) 5 Audio 1989
4 Montreux '77 7 Audio 1989
5 Soul Español 10 Audio 2002-04-09 Verve Records
6 Romance - The Vocal Styling Of Oscar Peterson 12 Audio 1990-12-01 Verve Records
7 Benny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson 7 Audio 1987 Pablo Records
8 Two Of The Few 8 Audio 1992
9 Oscar Peterson 10 Audio Fontana
10 Live At The Northsea Jazz Festival 7 Audio Pablo Live
11 History Of An Artist Vol. 2 7 Audio 1983 Pablo Records
12 Oscar's Choice 8 Audio 1970 MPS Records
13 In Concert 22 Audio Verve Records
14 History Of An Artist Vol. 2 7 Audio 1983 Pablo Records
15 In Concert 6 Audio Karussell
16 Digital At Montreux 7 Audio Pablo Live
17 Untitled 7 Audio 1987 Pablo Records
18 The Very Tall Band - Live At Blue Note 11 Audio 1999-08-24 Telarc
19 Jazz Portrait Oscar Peterson 12 Audio 1980 AMIGA
20 Oscar Peterson - Clark Terry 10 Audio 1976 AMIGA
21 Live Concert In Montreal 8 Audio 1980 Oxford
22 The London Concert 11 Audio 1979 Pablo Live
23 Can-Can (4 Songs From Cole Porter's Can-Can) 4 Audio Verve Records
24 Motions & Emotions 10 Audio 1969 MPS Records
25 Plays Porgy And Bess 10 Audio 1993 Verve Records
26 Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson 16 Audio 1985 Verve Records
27 Blues Etude 9 Audio 1966 Limelight
28 Blues Etude 9 Audio 1966 Limelight
29 Exlusively For My Friends Vol. III - The Way I Really Play 6 Audio 1980 Pausa Records
30 Exclusively For My Friends 13 Audio 1972 MPS Records
31 Plays Porgy And Bess 3 Audio Verve Records
32 Tenderly 12 Audio Verve Records
33 Oscar Peterson And Nelson Riddle 10 Audio 1963 Verve Records
34 Jazz 'Round Midnight 13 Audio 1992 Verve Records
35 Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty No. 2 4 Audio 1954 Clef Records
36 The Alternate Blues 9 Audio 1982 Pablo Records
37 The Special Magic Of Oscar Peterson 12 Audio 1977 Verve Records
38 Live At The Northsea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Holland, 1980 11 Audio 1981 Pablo Live
39 Motions & Emotions 10 Audio 1969 MPS Records
40 Portrait 21 Audio 2002 Joan Records
41 Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel 17 Audio 1997 Pablo Records
42 Vol. V - Mellow Mood 6 Audio MPS Records
43 Vol. VI - Travelin' On 5 Audio MPS Records
44 Carioca 9 Audio Happy Bird
45 Motions & Emotions 10 Audio 1972 MPS Records
46 Verve Jazz No. 1 12 Audio Metro Records
47 In Concert 6 Audio Karussell
48 The Giants 8 Audio 1977 Pablo Records
49 An Oscar For Peterson 3 Audio 1957 Columbia
50 Exclusively For My Friends - My Favourite Instrument 9 Audio 1973


Canadian jazz pianist, composer, and band leader.

Born: 15 August 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Died: 23 December 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

He went through a classical piano education before turning to jazz, playing mostly in Canadian night clubs in Toronto and Montreal.

Only after repeated urgings by American colleagues he was persuaded to give a JATP performance at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1949. It was a smashing success. He then worked together with [a=Ray Brown], at first as a duo, before founding in 1952 his first trio which included in succession, the guitarists [a=Irving Ashby], [a=Barney Kessel] and [a=Herb Ellis]. At the end of the 1950s the guitar was replaced by drums.

Peterson went on many European tours. He has made recordings with just about everybody who's anybody in jazz.

His keys touch corresponds to almost explosive ornamentation in phrasing. Despite all the dynamics, a boundless desire for improvisation, a sublime artistic technique, however, the structure of his play (i.e. the over-all conception of harmonic means, phrasing, rhythms, etc.) remains translucent and tight.


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