Piano great felt at home in Chicago

Full story: Chicago Tribune

In the second half of the 20th Century, no jazz pianist could touch Oscar Peterson when it came to sheer mastery of the instrument.

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 5 of5
RIP Oscar

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Dec 25, 2007
 
We've lost another irreplacable musician. God speed!
monkfellow

Lees Summit, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Dec 25, 2007
 
I took my high school prom date to the London House in Spring 1966 to see Oscar Peterson play (dating a jazz lover-THAT impressed my musically-oriented family!).
It was a stellar performance, my date was beautiful (though our relationship didn't make it much past graduation!) but I remember that night very well.
Thank you, Oscar..make those heavenly melodies!
Adrian

Nacogdoches, TX

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Dec 25, 2007
 
RIP, Oscar. His Christmas album is a staple in my house around this time of the year, which made his death particularly sad for me.

Reading about the golden age of piano jazz in Chicago makes me want to ask: who are the prominent jazz pianists in the city today?
Rodolfo

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Dec 25, 2007
 
Another great one has left us. He will be missed along with his music. RIP Mr. Peterson.
Michael Vicari

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Dec 25, 2007
 
What an inspiration you were for us, Oscar. Thank you for your music. We'll miss you terribly. And congratulations to Howard Reich for a tribute that Chicago can be proud of. You've certainly scooped the rest of the city on this momentous musical occasion.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 5 of5
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Ray Brown Discussions

Search the Ray Brown Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
Krall sells out McCallum gala (Dec '10) Dec '10 Jackie Loboe 1
Best Bets: Nov. 22, 2010: Ray Brown (Nov '10) Nov '10 JJJ 1
2010 Gail Rich Award Winners: RAY & SUE BROWN (Jan '10) Jan '10 Bill Bryner 1
Jazz: Lois Deloatch (Sep '08) Sep '08 Laura Taylor 1
In song and story, some jazzy Ray Brown love (Apr '08) Apr '08 Tybalt 1
Jazz Great Oscar Peterson Dies (Dec '07) Dec '07 UPRR Engr 2
Jazz Great Oscar Peterson Dies (Dec '07) Dec '07 jrr 1
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••