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Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
0826458076
June 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this muddled and confusing autobiography, Canadian pianist Peterson pays a long-winded tribute to his many jazz pals in lieu of revealing much about his own life. It's a shame, considering so little is known about him; with well over 200 albums spanning six decades, Peterson (b. 1925) is widely considered one of the greatest and most prolific jazz musicians ever. Unfortunately, from the outset Peterson is a reluctant subject. He supplies some of the bare facts of his speedy rise to jazz superstardom from musical training under his Caribbean immigrant father, who administered lickings for wrong notes, to his being discovered in 1949 by legendary jazz promoter and Verve label owner Norman Granz, who set up Peterson's American debut at Carnegie Hall. There are some entertaining anecdotes, such the first time a...


Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
0826467253
September 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
YA-Providing an overview of all aspects of the life and times of the world-famous detective, Riley and McAllister offer interesting and entertaining information about the fictional sleuth. Along with the trivia and information, the authors insert historical background on Victorian England, a short biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and brief synopses of the Holmes stories. Additional chapters cover explanations of rank in the British nobility, drugs used in the era, and the wars mentioned in the stories. Several chapters make forays into understanding the psychology of Holmes, his personality, and his pleasures. One entire chapter reviews the various clubs dedicated to him. A crossword puzzle, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery Map of London, and around 200 black-and-white illustrations, including some from the...


Oscar Peterson: The Will to Swing
Gene Lees
0815410212
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on extensive interviews, Oscar Peterson is a well-informed and provocative exploration of Peterson's music.


Oscar Peterson - Jazz Exercises, Minuets, Etudes and Pieces for Piano
Oscar Peterson
0634099795
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson has long been devoted to the education of piano students. In this book he offers dozens of pieces designed to empower the student, whether novice or classically trained, with the technique needed to become an accomplished jazz pianist.


Oscar Peterson Trio - Canadiana Suite
Oscar Peterson
063409985X
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1964 Oscar Peterson wrote a collection of compositions inspired by towns and regions in his native Canada. The resulting Canadiana Suite includes: Ballad to the East * Blues of the Prairies * Hogtown Blues * Land of the Misty Giants * Laurentide Waltz * March Past * Place St. Henri * Wheatland.


Oscar Peterson Trios
Oscar Peterson
0634077767
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
19 authentic transcriptions from this jazz legend, including: Blues Etude * Hymn to Freedom * Misty * Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars * Witchcraft * and more.


Oscar Peterson - Jazz Piano Solos
Oscar Peterson
0634099841
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Includes 8 Peterson classics for jazz piano: The Continental * Gravy Waltz * Hallelujah Time * Hymn to Freedom * Roundalay * Blues for Smedley * The Smudge * The Strut.


Oscar Peterson Originals: Transcriptions, Lead Sheets and Performance Notes
Oscar Peterson
0634099868
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Transcriptions, lead sheets and performance notes for 5 original Peterson compositions: Cakewalk * The Gentle Waltz * He Has Gone * Love Ballade * Sushi. Includes a bio and preface.


Oscar Peterson Plays Broadway
Oscar Peterson
0634077759
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
17 songs arranged for piano: All the Things You Are * Baubles, Bangles and Beads * Body and Soul * Come Rain or Come Shine * Easter Parade * If I Were a Bell * Just in Time * The Lady Is a Tramp * Maria * On a Clear Day * People * Strike up the Band * Summertime * The Surrey with the Fringe on Top * There's a Small Hotel * 'Til Tomorrow * Who Can I Turn To * Wouldn't It Be Loverly.


Oscar: The Life and Music of Oscar Peterson
Reva Marin
0888995377
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
For 50 years, Oscar Peterson has been one of the leading players on the international jazz stage. With multiple Grammys and 200 albums to his name, Peterson has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Montreal. Reva Marin follows Peterson's inspiring life from his father's insistence that he play an instrument, to his lifting himself out of poverty, to his refusal to be cowed by racial prejudice. Marin also shows readers the world of a jazz musician: getting gigs, touring, composing, and dealing with artistic differences. The book contains photos, a glossary, and a reading and listening guide. Also included are mini-biographies of some of the great musicians who influenced Peterson: Ella Fitzgerald, Art Tatum, Nat Cole, and Duke Ellington, as well as an introduction to musical concepts and different piano...

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