Oscar Peterson : Music in the Key of Oscar

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Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar

jazz singer or musician biography

Oscar Peterson : Music in the Key of Oscar

Release Date: January 01, 1995

Year    :   1995
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   ONF | NFB, CBC
Director    :   Sylvia Sweeney, William R. Cunningham
Producers    :   Michael Allder, Sylvia Sweeney, Sylvia Sweeney, Dennis R. Murphy, Sara Levinson
Writers    :   Oscar Peterson, Bruce Garvey
RunTime    :   94 mins.

This riveting music documentary traces the history of Jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson, from his early days as Montreal's teenage Boogie-Woogie sensation through his meteoric rise to international celebrity with Norman Granz and the ground-breaking Jazz at the Philharmonic and beyond. In this award-winning autobiographical portrait, legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson narrates his story, from his beginnings in smoke-filled Montreal clubs to hallmark performances with jazz greats. Concert footage includes an unforgettable combo -- Nat King Cole with Jazz at the Philharmonic and the Oscar Peterson Trio Wall reunion. Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie are interviewed, among others. - Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Ella Fitzgerald


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