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Oscar Emmanuel Peterson , CC , CQ , OOnt (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer . He was called the " Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington , "O.P." by his friends. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards , and received other numerous awards and honours over the course of his career. He is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, [ 3 ] having played thousands of live concerts to audiences worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.
The Roots of Jazz Before 1850 Though jazz and classic blues are really early twentieth-century black music innovations, certain characteristics found in jazz do have their roots in much earlier musical traditions. Call and response, improvisation, the appropriation and reinvention of elements from Western art music: black music in the twentieth-century has never held a monopoly on these musical practices.
We have reached the half-way point of our list of 1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die, and many of you have emailed asking for a complete list of all of the albums on one page. While I will continue to add 20 new albums each week, here is a complete list of the first 500 albums. Remember, there is no ranking system here, and they are in no particular order. Standard Time Volume 1 – Wynton Marsalis (Columbia, 1986) Moanin’ – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (Blue Note, 1958)
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At Carnegie Hall is a critically acclaimed live album by The Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane . [ edit ] Album information It was recorded on 29 November 1957 at "Thanksgiving Jazz", a benefit concert produced by Kenneth Lee Karpe for the Morningside Community Center in Harlem .