Jazz giant Oscar Peterson has died. He was one of the premier jazz pianists of the 20th century. His career spanned 7 decades and his contributions to the art are unfathomable.
With a style reminiscent of Art Tatum, but with a texture and touch which were far more resonant, Peterson blazed his way into international fame. He played with the greats - Getz, Ellington, Basie and Ellis.
Growing up in Canada and practicing 4 to 6 hours per day, honed his skills and made him a virtuoso by the age of 18. Here is a fitting tribute to him. You can see the master at work in this haunting piece.
Au revoir Oscar. Pouvoir les anges vous chantent dans l'endroit spécial que dieu a créé pour vous.