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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Oliver Jones & Oscar Peterson

Jazz pianist Oliver Jones plays a tribute to the late, fellow Montrealer and pianist, Oscar Peterson, Canada Day on Parliament Hill.

From wikipedia:
"Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, O.Ont. (15 August 1925 – 23 December 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist, vocalist and composer cultural icon. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, "O.P." by his friends, and was a member of jazz royalty. He released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, and received other numerous awards and honours over the course of his career. He is considered to have been one of the greatest pianists of all time, who played thousands of live concerts to audiences worldwide in a career lasting more than 65 years."

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