Oscar Peterson

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.




About the Author
Jack Batten, after a brief and unhappy career as a lawyer, has been a very happy Toronto freelance writer for many years. He has written thirty-five books. Batten reviewed jazz for the Globe and Mail, wrote for the Toronto Star, reviewed movies on CBC Radio for 25 years. Not surprisingly, jazz, movies and crime turn up frequently in Crang's life.
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