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Videos: Oscar Peterson Live

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Oscar Peterson was an exceptional jazz pianist, especially in front of a live audience. His rousing playing style and robust sense of swing swept up everyone in a concert hall. My favorite live period for Peterson is from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. Here are three recently posted videos from this era:

Here's Peterson with Ella Fitzgerald, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jo Jones featured in a 24-minute clip of concert footage from Amsterdam in 1957...



Here's Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown playing A Gal in Calico in Amsterdam in 1958...



And here's Peterson with tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham playing Polka Dots and Moonbeams in 1969...

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