Happiness as Anarchy #360: Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson is one of my all time favourite piano players – class, elegance, groove, heart – everything you could possibly want to hear from a piano. I was just looking for different versions of C-Jam Blues (an Ellington tune written in 1942) and came across this fabulous version of Oscar Peterson playing it live in 1964 with Ray Brown (one of my favourite bass players) and Ed Thigpen (I don’t really have a favourite drummer, but he’s played on many of my favourite recordings). My new mission is to learn to play that intro.

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