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REVIEW: Oscar Peterson: Music In The Key Of Oscar traces four decades of the singular sound of one of Jazz’s all-time great pianists from his early days as Montreal’s Teenage Boogie Woogie sensation through a meteoric rise to international celebrity with the ground-breaking “Jazz At The Philharmonic”…and beyond.
In this treasure trove of musical gems, one very special highlight is the reunion tour of the original Oscar Peterson Trio (Oscar, bassist, Ray Brown and guitarist, Herb Ellis), regrouping to “prove that it still has the magic”. And almost as memorable as the music is the voice of the man himself, passionately and articulately guiding us through his unfolding creative and personal evolution. Wall-to-wall music, rare footage and in-depth interviews with a who’s who of jazz create a film that is destined to become a classic.
MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Caravan / Gentle Waltz / Boogie Woogie / Tiny’s Exercise (Art Tatum) / Tenderly / Sweet Loraine (Nat “King” Cole) / Hymn To Freedom / Place St. Henri / Perdido (Cleo Lane and John Dankworth) / March Past / Nightmare / Nigerian Marketplace…and more.