Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar

Released 2004

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  • Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar is a filmed autobiography of Canadian jazz great, Oscar Peterson. Oscar Peterson was an accomplished and prolific jazz pianist and composer. Over his 60 year career he released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, along with many other awards and honors. His career saw him tour the world many times over, situating him as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. Oscar Peterson is the narrator for his own story, taking us from his humble beginnings as a hustling musician in Montreal, all the way through to his ascent to become a internationally-recognized jazz star, playing with many of the legends he idolized growing up. Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar features Peterson performing in some of his most memorable combos and groups, including Nat King Cole with Jazz at the Philharmonic, as well as the Oscar Peterson Trio Wall. Along with remarkable concert footage are one-of-a-kind interviews with some of the most iconic personas in music history, including Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.moreless

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  • Ella Fitzgerald

  • Quincy Jones

  • Nat King Cole

  • Herb Ellis

  • Dizzy Gillespie

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