Oscar Peterson - Jazz Giant

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Pianist and broadcaster Marian McPartland presents a portrait of jazz giant Oscar Peterson.

Oscar's Carnegie Hall debut in 1949 launched an international career which has spanned five decades.

The evening is recalled by producer Norman Granz and master bassist Ray Brown

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Pianist Marian McPartland presents a portrait of jazz giant Oscar Peterson.

3: The Trio.

This programme recalls the formation of the Oscar Peterson Trio, which went on to make dozens of landmark recordings.

With contributions from the trio members and Oscar himself.

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Marian McPartland presents a portrait of jazz giant Oscar Peterson.

4: The Rhythm Section.

This programme explores Peterson's key role in the Jazz at the Philharmonic concert series.

Oscar explains how his trio became the rhythm section for greats like Lester Young and Stan Getz, and how they went on to record with other stars including Roy Eldrige and Dizzy Gillespie

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Marian McPartland presents a portrait of jazz giant Oscar Peterson.

5: The Great Singers.

This programme explores Peterson's role as accompanist to some of the greatest singers in jazz, as he talks about some of those outstanding recordings, also remembered by his bassist Ray Brown.

Featuring the voices of Billie Holiday and Stan Getz.

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Marian McPartland presents a portrait of jazz giant Oscar Peterson.

6: Oscar Peterson Today.

In this final programme, the current members of the Oscar Peterson Quartet talk about playing with the greatest pianist in jazz, and Peterson himself recounts how he recovered from a serious stroke in the early 1990s to resume his busy career.