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Oscar Peterson - Keeping the Groove Alive
#3010094 08/04/20 04:26 AM
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Hi

The above is a documentary made in the early 2000s. I've seen it a number of times, and watched it again last night as it's available free on Amazon Prime.

It's well worth seeing. Some marvellous Piano playing (obviously) and contemporary interviews with the great man and many other musicians. It also highlights the downside of being a professional musician at the highest level, i.e. the affect on your family etc.

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Re: Oscar Peterson - Keeping the Groove Alive
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Yes, I have it as a bonus feature on concert dvd as well - Night in vienna(2004).
I am a big fan of Ulf Wakenius on guitar as well.

The concert though, it shows the age - fingers are not as fluent anymore.
As I read in the folder he had a stroke in 1993, and still doing this 10 years later that is something.

Great concert.


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After his stroke he lost the use of his left hand and continued just playing with his right hand.

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Originally Posted by MrShed
After his stroke he lost the use of his left hand and continued just playing with his right hand.

Well, his Right Hand and likely the best Bass player in the world at the time covering for his LH.. My understanding is he was ready to hang it up completely, but Ray Brown encouraged him to continue, which he did for awhile. Together they were still beyond great.

He still used his LH a bit but not like prior.


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