Dec 24, 2007

Canada's greatest jazz pianist dead at 82

Oscar Peterson: how to describe his style? Smooth, svelte, and speedy over the keys, with a penchant for hitting just the right note, turning just the right chords, in an approachable yet brilliant way. He could bend around a chord progression twenty times in twenty seconds, and never once slip out of sync.

Oscar wasn't a path-breaking genius, but a classic jazz showman. He lived music, even to the end. He will be missed.

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