June 13, 2024


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Oscar Peterson live … Videos

Oscar Peterson was an exceptional jazz pianist, especially in front of a live audience. His rousing playing style and robust sense of swing swept up everyone in a concert hall.

My favorite live period for Peterson is from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. Here are three recently posted videos from that era:

Peterson with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen playing On Green Dolphin Streeton Belgian television…


Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown playing A Gal in Calico in Amsterdam in 1958…

Peterson with tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham playing Polka Dots and Moonbeams in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1969…

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