Saturday, January 12, 2008

Oscar Peterson - Simply The Best on CBC Concerts on Demand

On the way home from the RCM this afternoon, I managed to catch some of the Oscar Peterson Tribute Concert at Roy Thomson Hall on CBC Radio 1, including remembrances by Bob Rae, Stevie Wonder (whose words brought tears to my eyes), and Quincy Jones, who told some great anecdotes about musical life in the 1950's.

The entire concert should be up on CBC Concerts on Demand sometime this evening. This is absolutely required listening, and a moving tribute to the best jazz pianist EVAR.

Update: More coverage of the event:

Globe and Mail
Several articles in the Toronto Star
National Post
Associated Press

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