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Tribute to Oscar Peterson
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12/30/2007
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PLAY DATE   : Sun, 12/30/2007      
9:00 PM   Ella Fitzgerald I've got my Love to Keep Me Warm verve 537909
9:03 PM   Oscar Peterson A Child Is Born verve 549067
9:07 PM   Nat King Cole Black Market Stuff Black Lion 3701
9:10 PM   Ben Webster Stormy Weather Black Lion 3701
9:17 PM   Joe Williams Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! verve 549067
9:23 PM   Wynton Marsalis What Is This Thing Called Love CBS/Sony 47346
9:32 PM   Count Basie One O'Clock Jump verve 589637
9:35 PM   Fitzgerald/Armstrong Stompin' at the Savoy verve 537909
9:40 PM   Oliver Nelson Hoe-Down MCA 154
9:45 PM   Dexter Gordon Second Balcony Jump Blue Note 98792
9:53 PM   Wayne Shorter Wild Flower Blue Note 99001

10pm to 11pm
WNYC's Fishko Files: An Hour with Oscar Peterson

During "An Hour with Oscar Peterson," this remarkable musician speaks about his childhood aspiration to be a trumpeter, cut short by tuberculosis ("I got to the piano, via the trumpet, via tuberculosis"), and his subsequent piano studies ("My elder sister Daisy went the classical way... and I was a renegade; I went the other way. I didn't know I was good, really; I just knew this was what I wanted to do.")

Peterson's reminiscences are interspersed with many archival recordings: listeners hear Peterson's Carnegie Hall debut performance, on September 18, 1949, when the 24-year old was a special guest at "Jazz at the Philharmonic," as well as a meditative rendition of "I Get Along Without You Very Well" from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1978; and "Lulu's Back In Town" recorded at the German villa of Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in 1968. During the hour, Peterson also shares his memories of jazz colleagues Art Tatum, Ray Brown, Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and others.

Playlist Link: http://www.wnyc.org/music/articles/25442


 
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