New Videos: Oscar Peterson


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Last week, Mattias Nilsson in Sweden sent along four links to new videos of pianist Oscar Peterson in action on TV in Sweden, Canada and the U.S. The Dick Cavett Show appearance has been featured at JazzWax, but this is a fresh print with better sound. Here's OP putting on a spectacular show...

Here's Oscar Peterson in Sweden in the mid-1960s with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, interviewed by bassist Simon Brehm. Also featured are Woody Herman; tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Art Taylor; and alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano with pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Alex Riel... 

Here's Peterson in Canada in November 1976 with guest stars including Louis Bellson, Ray Brown, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis, Roy Eldridge, Ray Charles, Norman Granz and others...

Here's Peterson on the Dick Cavett Show in 1979...

And here's Peterson on The Danny Kaye Show in 1965 with Brown and Thigpen...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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