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Featured Jazz Artist - Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, and received other numerous awards and honours over the course of his career. He is considered to have been one of the greatest pianists of all time, who played thousands of live concerts to audiences worldwide in a career lasting more than 65 years.


Oscar Peterson - Berlin Concert 1989

Item# NR47
Oscar Peterson - Berlin Concert 1989

This performance from Berlin in 1989 features the Master of the Keyboard backed by the equally legendary bassist Niels-Henning Oersted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. Oscar Peterson was a star in Canada, his homeland, before Norman Granz brought him to this country in 1949 for a surprise debut at Carnegie Hall. First, a perennial mainstay of Jazz at the Philharmonic, the charismatic Oscar Peterson soon enjoyed universal popularity. This DVD is a prime example of how he delighted the audiences of five continents in the framework of his superb trios.

Oscar Peterson - Music In The Key Of Oscar

Oscar Peterson - Music In The Key Of Oscar

This riveting music documentary traces the history of the legendary pianist Peterson, from his early days as Montreal's teenage boogie-woogie sensation through his meteoric rise to international celebrity. One highlight in this treasure trove of musical gems is the legendary Oscar Peterson Trio (bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis) who after a twenty-year hiatus, reunited. The program features classic and contemporary performances, rare film footage, in-depth interviews with a cast of jazz legends, and multiple bonus features. 
Item# FA7

Oscar Peterson - Solo - Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975

Oscar Peterson - Solo - Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975

Legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson shows off his fluid and hard-swinging style in this home video release, which documents a superb solo set Peterson delivered at the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival.

Item# MX15

Oscar Peterson - Trio - Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1977

From the Norman Granz "Jazz in Montreux" series, featuring historical performances of some of the greatest American jazz artists: Ray Brown & Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass.

Selections: I Wished on the Moon, Mirage, The More I See You, Indiana, At Long Last Love, Take the 'A' Train, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, In a Sentimental Mood , I'm Beginning to See the Light, Satin Doll, Lady of the Lavender Mist, Caravan, Cubano Chant, If I Had You, Eight Bar Boogie

Item# MX16

Oscar Peterson - A Night In Vienna 2003

Oscar Peterson - A Night In Vienna 2003

This DVD includes a concert with the great jazz master pianist. 14 tracks are featured, plus bonus features including a Bosendorfer documentary and Peterson bio.

Oscar Peterson - piano; Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen - bass; Ulf Wakenius - guitar; Martin Drew - drums 

Selections: Falling In Love With Love, Nighttime, When Summer Comes, Cakewalk, Requiem, Sushi, Wheatland, The Backyard Blues, Satin Doll, Sweet Georgia Brown, Hymn To Freedom

Item# FA8

Oscar Peterson - Jazz Icon

Sweden 1963
Oscar Peterson - Piano; Ray Brown - Bass; Ed Thigpen - Drums; Roy Eldridge - Trumpet

Denmark 1964
Oscar Peterson - Piano; Ray Brown - Bass; Ed Thigpen - Drums

Finland 1965
Oscar Peterson - Piano; Ray Brown - Bass; Ed Thigpen - Drums; Clark Terry - Trumpet & Flugelhorn.

Bonus feature:
24-page booklet includes:
Liner Notes by Doug Ramsey
Foreword by Kelly Peterson
Cover photo by Jan Persson
Booklet photos by Jan Persson, Val Wilmer, Susanne Schapowalow, Gai Terrell Memorabilia collage


Eddie "LockJaw" Davis - Live in '77

From Norman Granz' great 1977 Festival, this DVD features Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with supporting performers Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Jimmie Smith.

Selections: This Can't Be Love, I Wished on the Moon, The Breeze and I, Telegraph, Land of Dreams, Blue Lou

Item# MX5
Oscar Peterson also appears on the following DVDs

Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz Icon

Ella Fitzgerald performs in Belgium with sidemen Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Jo Jones, Don Abney, and Oscar Peterson, and in Sweden with Les Spann, Jimmy Hughart, Gus Johnson, and Tommy Flanagan. Will Friedwald provides liner notes.

Item# IC5

Clark Terry - Live in 1977

Clark Terry - Live in 1977

From the great 1977 Jazz in Montreux Festival, Clark Terry is featured with supporting performers Oscar Peterson, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Milt Jackson, Joe Pass, Bobby Durham and Ronnie Scott.

Selections: Minor Blues, Pennies From Heaven, Sambo de Orfeo, God Bless the Child, Sweethearts on Parade, Donna Lee

Item# MX17

Ben Webster & Oscar Peterson Trio - Hannover 1972

Ben Webster (1909-1973) was, without a doubt, one of the most important and influential tenor saxophonists in jazz. This outstanding DVD gives us the rare opportunity to not only listen to Webster, but to see him in performance, exquisitely backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio featuring the late Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. This DVD boasts excellent sound and image quality (in color) given the time of the performance, allowing us to listen and see the magic that these two musical giants produced together. The program, as was normally the case with Webster's concerts, consists of jazz standards, an occasional blues and numerous Ellington tunes.

Item# FA10
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