Piano great felt at home in Chicago

Piano great felt at home in Chicago

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 25, 2007, titled Piano great felt at home in Chicago. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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

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RIP Oscar

Manteno, IL

#1 Dec 25, 2007
We've lost another irreplacable musician. God speed!

Portland, TX

#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!

Chicago, IL

#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?

United States

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

Phoenixville, PA

#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.

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