Jazz great Oscar Peterson dies

Jazz great Oscar Peterson dies

There are 17 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 24, 2007, titled Jazz great Oscar Peterson dies. In it, Newsday reports that:

Oscar Peterson, whose blend of formidable virtuosity and rhythmic agility made him one of the world's most popular jazz pianists, has died at age 82 in his native Canada.

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Brentwood, NY

#1 Dec 24, 2007
Thank you Mr. Peterson for all the great music. RIP
VoteVets org

Pearl River, NY

#2 Dec 24, 2007
Oscar Peterson was second to none!


Brooklyn, NY

#3 Dec 25, 2007
A jazz great-and will be forever.
Condolences to the family
Cursed Seed of Canaan

Leesburg, VA

#4 Dec 25, 2007
Oscar Peterson was one of the greatest musicians ever and will be missed. We can only hope his passing gets more people interested in his music - he was one of the gateways to good music in general for me and many others

Mason, WV

#6 Dec 25, 2007
goodbye and thank you.

Old Bridge, NJ

#7 Dec 25, 2007
A true virtuoso. Thanks and RIP.

Chicago, IL

#8 Dec 25, 2007
I never heard a better pianist in all my life, a true hero to me, you will be missed.
Wayne Wallace

Toronto, Canada

#9 Dec 25, 2007
My country has lost its greatest musician. A sad moment for the holidays but his recorded legacy will remain with always.

Wayne Wallace
Toronto Ontario
Tony D

Valley Stream, NY

#10 Dec 25, 2007
A true legend.. RIP
Law Mama

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Dec 25, 2007
To a great musician, Rest in Peace. And let us also remember James Brown, who died one year ago today on Christmas Day.
Borre Winckel

San Juan Capistrano, CA

#12 Dec 25, 2007
Dear dear Oscar, how you dazzled all of us from Montreux to North Sea Jazz Festival, you were the show, you were jazz personified and by all standards you were it. Thank you for leaving us with a legacy by which many will be compared yet none will match. Here is to keyboard man extraordinaire. Even Horowitz had to admit, that surely you were his master. Love always!!!!

United States

#13 Dec 26, 2007
Their is a saying; "he can never be replaced" well, that certainly is true regading the nimble-fingered pianist Oscar Peterson. Even now, today, I can't think of any living pianist who even comes close to lightining hands of the great pianist. I have quite a few of his albums from his earlier efforts to his last album. A great artist, to be sure. And he will be missed. And in closing, all I would say is thank you very much. Thanks for vynel and CD's and DVD's, too.

Espanola, NM

#14 Dec 29, 2007
Oscar Peterson was one of my favorite pianist, along with Thelonious Monk and Art Tatum. Very sad that he died the day I got his dvd.

Espanola, NM

#15 Dec 29, 2007
Oscar Peterson did the greatest performance of "sweet georgia brown" that I've ever heard.
Don Voltmer - Colorado

Aspen, CO

#16 Dec 29, 2007
Oscar, I had the pleasure of seeing you and Ella on a Sunday afternoon at Kansas State Univ. back in 1959 and what a great afternoon of jazz you and Ella treated us to. I will always remember it as one of my most favorite live jazz performances. I will continue to play at least one of your recordings on everyone of my Jazztime with Don radio shows at www.aspenpublicradio.org .
God bless you.

Espanola, NM

#17 Dec 30, 2007
I'm 14 and I think Oscar Peterson was the greatest pianist that ever lived
Don Voltmer

Aspen, CO

#18 Jan 29, 2008
My next Jazztime with Don Aspen Public Radio show will be broadcast world-wide Thursday, January 31, 2008 from 8:00 to 11:00 pm MST. I'll be featuring great live jazz performances recorded at many of the annual jazz festivals, like, Newport, Monterey, Montreux, Concord, Essen and Northsea. Oscar Peterson will be represented with his version of "Mack the Knife", recorded in 1977 at Montreux. Tune in at www.aspenpublicradio.org .

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