Oscar Peterson is one of Jazz’s all-time great pianists. This riveting music documentary includes over 100 minutes of classic and contemporary performances, rare film footage and in-depth interviews with a cast of jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones and Norman Granz. Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar takes us 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.
This multi-award-winner is enhanced with illuminating bonus features including an Oscar Peterson Biography, Picture Gallery, Awards and Honors, and excerpts from A Jazz Odyssey: My Life in Jazz by Oscar Peterson and edited by Richard Palmer. Musical highlights include Caravan, Gentle Waltz, Boogie Woogie, Tiny’s Exercise, Tenderly, Sweet Loraine, Hymn to Freedom, Place St. Henri, Perdido, March Past, Nighttime, Nigerian Marketplace and more.
Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar is the history of one man’s music and his ambition to honor his father’s credo to "Be the Best!". One very special highlight of Music in the Key of Oscar is the reunion tour of the original Oscar Peterson Trio (Oscar, bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis) regrouping to prove that they still have the magic. And they do. Destined to become a classic jazz film, OSCAR PETERSON: MUSIC IN THE KEY OF OSCAR is a treasure trove of musical gems, insightful commentary, and comprehensive bonus features.
OSCAR PETERSON: MUSIC IN THE KEY OF OSCAR DVD/VHS $29.98 With: Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Norman Granz (106 minutes plus multiple bonus features, color)
WINNER: International Film and Video Competition - Gold Award WorldFest Houston - Bronze Award CINDY - Gold Award United Press International-Year’s Best in Jazz: Video
DVD BONUS FEATURES: Oscar Peterson Biography Oscar Peterson Picture Gallery Oscar Peterson Awards and Honors Oscar Peterson Grammy Awards Excerpts from A Jazz Odyssey: My Life in Jazz by Oscar Peterson with Richard Palmer, Ed. Over 50 Scene Selections Instant Access to Songs Instant Access to Instrumental Solos Dolby Digital Stereo Audio Multi-directional Interactive Menus
Release Date: October 26, 2004 ISBN: 0803023510 UPC: 03390923519
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