The Canadian Press

2007-12-23 | MUSIC Obit Oscar Peterson

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Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson died December 23rd at his home in Mississauga, Ontario. Gene Lees, the author of a biography on Peterson, said he doesn't think there's ever been a pianist in jazz of the later generation who wasn't influenced by him. (Peterson died at age 82 of kidney failure. He recorded almost 200 albums and played alongside the greats of the jazz world, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Nat King Cole.)

Date: 2007-12-23
Placeline: OJAI, California.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << he was just one of the most amazing musicians I've ever heard in my life I've known probably personally most of the major Jazz musicians and Oscar was one of the greatest of them all night if you caught him when he was on his game he was scary >>