Oscar Peterson

Jazz Legends

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As the flood of Oscar Peterson collections streams out after his death in 2007, a wise consumer needs to be able to pick and choose. This 12-track compilation is brief, and on the average side in terms of a comprehensive overview, although the substance of Peterson's work is hardly in question. The big hits here are "Seven Come Eleven," "How High the Moon," "The Sheik of Araby," Peterson's classic take on Antonin Dvorák's "Humoresque," the Brazilian pop song "Mas Que Nada," and Peterson's original "Samba Sensitive." Fans will find other similar items more substantive, while digging deeper into his extensive discography proves a more satisfying venture.

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