Oscar Peterson 1925 -2007
One of the truly great jazz pianists, Oscar Peterson died on 23 December in his native Canada aged 82. He was one of the truly great jazz players with an instantly recognisable style. He played fast but very lyrically not only showing superb technique but also his fantastic improvisation skills. Oscar's 'Night Train' album made with bass player Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen remains one of my favourite jazz albums of all time. Oscar Peterson was a true musical genius and will be sorely missed.