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Birth of A Legend: Oscar Peterson Historic Carnegie Hall Concerts

Label: Giant Step Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Fine and Dandy; I Only Have Eyes For You; Carnegie Blues; Gai; Padovane; Sweet Georgia Brown; Cheek To Cheek; C Jam Blues; Tenderly; Seven Comes Eleven; Lollabrigida; Pompton Turnpike; Swingin' On A Star; Love For Sale; Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home.

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Oscar Peterson: Birth of A Legend: Oscar Peterson Historic Carnegie Hall Concerts

Read "Birth of A Legend: Oscar Peterson Historic Carnegie Hall Concerts" reviewed by David Rickert

Legend has it that Norman Granz wanted to introduce Oscar Peterson to America through his Carnegie Hall concerts, but the Canadian citizen couldn't obtain a work visa to allow him to appear. So Granz planted him in the audience and asked him to appear on stage with bassist Ray Brown for a set. The pianist wowed ...


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