Oscar Peterson, gone three years.

It’s already been three years since music lost this amazing man. Oscar Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was one of the most important figures in his idiom and played an invaluable part in putting Canada on the world map of jazz. One of the few regrets of my life is never having been able to see him in performance.

Here he is with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen in a 1964 performance of Hymn To Freedom:

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