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#197 - Chillin' With a Few Friends #196 - Small, Large, and Medium #195 - An Adventurous Stroll #194 - Oscar, With Love #193 - What Comes to Mind #192 - Word Jazz and Poetry #191 - Greasy Grooves #190 - A Little Decompression #189 - The Darker Hue #188 - Love and Friendship #187 - Tell the Whole Story #186 - Tinklin' the Ivories #185 - Cold, Dark, Stormy & Windy Winter #184 - Turnin' the Corner #183 - Transitions 2018 #182 - End of Year Joy #181 - Giving Thanks #180 - The More, The Merrier #179 - Flights, Skies, and Stars #178 - Stop and Listen to the Music #177 - Blue Hue Review No. 11 #176 - Stretchin' Out #175 - Some Familiar Feelings #174 - Cool Grooves #173 - Bigger Is Better #172 - Hearty Hard Bop #171 - In Search of... #170 - Songs of Summer #169 - Swingin' Incredibles #168 - The Indelible Groove #167 - Chillin' with a Hard Edge #166 - Blue Hue Review No. 10 #165 - Light Hearted, Not Light Headed #164 - Not the Hits #163 - Removing the Hat, Once Again #162 - Green is the Color #161 - Chillin' and Chattin' #160 - Second Century Jazz, a 2nd Time #159 - Second Century Jazz #158 - An Alternative Reality #157 - The Only Constant Is Change #156 - Waiting #155 - Live, Long, and on the Edge #154 - New and/or Renewed #153 - Well, Organized #152 - Blue Hue Review No. 9 #151 - Cycling Through Reality #150 - Transitions #149 - The Most Wonderful Time to Swing #148 - Yule Beboppin' #147 - Blue Hue Review No. 8 #146 - Autumn, Fall, and Travels #145 - Fairy Tales #144 - California AKA The West Coast #143 - Happy Time Tunes #142 - A Tad Chill #141 - Hard Bop ReBop #140 - Getting into the Groove #139 - More Jazz in Uncommon Time #138 - Fresh Sounds and Interpretations #137 - Very Large Ensembles #136 - The Orange and Yellow of Summer #135 - The Color Red #134 - Pining Blue #133 - 10:00 Minute Minimum #132 - Blue Hue Review No. 7 #131 - Looking South For Direction #130 - Al Fly Home #129 - Slightly Different #128 - Mood Swings #127 - More Jazz in TV #126 - Kick Starter Grooves #125 - Remembering Those Who Passed #124 - Swingin' Yule #123 - Christmas Grooves #122 - Blue and Green Xmas #121 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year #120 - Piano Players - part VI #119 - Piano Players - part V #118 - Piano Players - part IV #117 - Piano Players - part III #116 - Piano Players - part II #115 - Piano Players - part I #114 - Autumn and October #113 - Jump, Jive, An' Wail #112 - Takin' My Time #111 - A Fresh Take on a Proven Concept #110 - Blue Hue Review No. 6 #109 - Bobby, Jean, and Rudy #108 - A Solid Swingin' Affair #107 - The Coast, Water, and Sea #106 - Soul Food #105 - Thelonious Sphere Monk #104 - Tightknit Vocal Harmonies #103 - Beyond Mainstream #102 - Reaching for a Broader Truth #101 - Time Marches On #100 - Working through Life's Emotions   #99 - Freedom's Anniversary   #98 - Taking the Stand and Taking Charge   #97 - Paternal Instinct (Father's Day)   #96 - Relaxin' on a Summer Evening   #95 - The Music of Bill Holman   #94 - Listening at Jazz Camp   #93 - Blue Hue Review No. 5   #92 - Fresh Sounds   #91 - Jazz of Canada, eh?   #90 - A Family Affair   #89 - Jazz Brothers   #88 - Swingin' Along Down the Road   #87 - Friday Night Meets Sunday Morning   #86 - A Trio of Suites   #85 - Sun   #84 - Rain   #83 - Turning It Around   #82 - Reflecting on Human Interaction   #81 - Bouncing Angular   #80 - Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver   #79 - Poetry, Jazz, and the Beat   #78 - Slightly Bigger Band   #77 - Jazz in 3:00 Time   #76 - Deep Exploration   #75 - Remembrance   #74 - Reflection   #73 - Celebration   #72 - Have Yourself a Very Merry Xmas   #71 - A Not So Blue Xmas   #70 - The Twelve Swings of Christmas   #69 - Blue Hue Review No. 4   #68 - Autumn   #67 - A Point in Time   #66 - Jazz from Outer Space   #65 - An Hour's Slice   #64 - Bad or Blue?   #63 - The Number Four   #62 - Sir Charles Birdingly Parker   #61 - Groovin' Along   #60 - Affirming the Goal   #59 - Taking a Walk Outside   #58 - Improv Is What It's About   #57 - Swingin' Songs   #56 - Tracks in Between   #55 - Winding Down   #54 - Afro-Cuban Sounds   #53 - Big Band and Boogie   #52 - Spring Has Sprung   #51 - 1 Brecker, 2, and 3   #50 - Thought About Thinking   #49 - Hard Bop and Some Blues   #48 - Something Old and Something New   #47 - Soul Jazz   #46 - Subtly Swingin'   #45 - Just Because   #44 - Yuletide Treats   #43 - Piano, Weather, and the Donald   #42 - Trying Something New   #41 - Blue Hue Review No. 3   #40 - Female Vocalists   #39 - Jazz in TV   #38 - Chillin' Out   #37 - Nocturnal Thoughts   #36 - Magic, Piano, and Blues   #35 - Exploration and Exposition   #34 - Latin Jazz   #33 - Remembering Sunday Nite   #32 - Organized   #31 - Good Vibes   #30 - Rent Party   #29 - Top Notch Listening Music   #28 - A Jazz Oasis   #27 - Jazz Rock Fusion   #26 - Jazz in Uncommon Time   #25 - Steve Allen Interviews   #24 - Straight Talk   #23 - Jazz for Listening   #22 - Big Band Jazz   #21 - Musical Joy   #20 - Cool School   #19 - Hot and Mellow   #18 - Blue Hue Review No. 2   #17 - Stretching the Edge   #16 - Christmas Jazz   #15 - Simple Creativity   #14 - Creative Expression   #13 - Celebration of Song   #12 - Playing in Jazz Band   #11 - Blue Hue Review No. 1   #10 - Deep Cuts     #9 - Favorite Chair     #8 - People, Past and Present     #7 - Musical Tootsie Pop     #6 - Audio Odyssey     #5 - Feeling Good     #4 - Cruising in San Francisco     #3 - Running the Circuit     #2 - Ground Transportation     #1 - Art at Its Best

#194 Oscar, With Love


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While there are and have been many fabulous jazz musicians, there is an even more exalted tier of those who have had a lasting impact on this creative form. Oscar Peterson was one of those giants whose career spanned decades, but more importantly influenced a bevy of pianists and others with his compositional and performance prowess. In celebration of what would have been his 90th birthday 17 musicians came together to pay homage to Oscar by recording, mostly on his personal Bösendorfer piano. Since then a touring group of pianists and a bassist have been performing across the country in a series of events entitled Oscar, With Love. This past weekend I attended one at Stanford University and this hour reflects on some of the music and performers in attendance.

     
Artist Track Album
Oscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry Blue for Smedley Oscar Peterson Trio + 1
Gerald Clayton Morning Oscar, With Love
Benny Green Cool Walk Oscar, With Love
Oscar Peterson Trio & Lester Young Tea for Two The President Plays With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes Dancing in the Dark Double Portrait
Justin Kauflin On Danish Shore Oscar, With Love
Dave Young Goodbye Old Friend Oscar, With Love
Oscar Peterson Trio Cakewalk Nigerian Marketplace
SuperBass My Funny Valentine SuperBass 2
Robi Botos When Summer Comes Oscar, With Love
Oscar Peterson Trio Hymn to Freedom Night Train