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    I Love You - Oscar Peterson 1974

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    I Love You - Oscar Peterson 1974

    Oscar Peterson is considered by some critics to be one of the greatest piano players of all time.His virtuosity and command of the piano have routinely stunned audiences worldwide for almost 60 years.

    Norman Granz heard Oscar Peterson for the first on a "live local" broadcast in Montreal in a cab to the airport. He turned around invited him to New York. At the age of 24 Oscar Peterson stunned Carnegie Hall in 1949 and began a prolific jazz career in the next year.

    In the early seventies he met a young bassist from Denmark. Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen joined Oscar on many of his concert tours and together they recorded more than 50 albums

    This clip was recorded in Prague in 1974. One hears the incredible togetherness and of course the skill and talent of these two master improvisors. One can say that Oscar, now not yet 50, was in the prime of his career with his creative and technical command at an all time high.
    Pedersen on bass had not even reached the age of 30 yet. Just watch them. Unbelievable musicians, both of them