Monday, December 24, 2007

Jazz Great Oscar Peterson Dies at 82

A sad passing of a jazz legend.

Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world’s best known jazz pianists, has died. He was 82.

Peterson died at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga on Sunday, said Oliver Jones, a family friend and jazz musician. He said Peterson’s family were with him during his final moments. The cause of death was kidney failure, said Mississauga’s mayor, Hazel McCallion.

Here are a couple of videos.

Oscar Peterson Quartet - When Summer Comes


Oscar Peterson - You Look Good To Me

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