The Man and His Jazz
By Jack Batten
(Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9781770492691, 165pp.)
Publication Date: September 11, 2012
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Called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar Peterson's story in acomplete, compelling and sympathetic way. This is first biography of Oscar Peterson for young people.
This book is the story of a black kid from a Montreal ghetto who reached accliam in the great music halls of the world.