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Oscar relaxes at his Ontario cottage

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.

Away from the limelight, Oscar unwinds at the Peterson cottage.

Medium: Television
Program: Portraits
Broadcast Date: Feb. 16, 1983
Guest(s):
Narrator: William Whitehead
Duration: 4:01

Last updated: December 19, 2012

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