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A rare heart-to-heart with an older Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson was a giant in every sense of the word. Standing well over six feet tall, he'd even been mistaken for a football player. But there's no mistaking his brilliance on the keyboard. His dazzling technique combined with his swinging style made the Montreal native, as one critic remarked, the best damn jazz pianist in the whole world. Oscar Peterson died on December 23, 2007. He was 82.

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Dr. Peterson looks back at his long and illustrious career.

Medium: Television
Program: Midday
Broadcast Date: Oct. 12, 1992
Guest(s): Oscar Peterson
Host: Valerie Pringle
Duration: 14:58
Clip has been edited for copyright reasons.

Last updated: December 20, 2012

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