Archives du 25 December 2007

2007/12/25 20:46

God Save the Queen

Le 50e message télévisé de Noël de notre Souveraine:

YouTube - THE QUEEN - 2007 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE


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2007/12/25 14:23

R.I.P. Oscar Peterson (and Merry Christmas to All)

Un grand montréalais et géant du jazz nous quitte à l’âge de 83 ans.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Oscar Peterson.wma

Internationally renowned, Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson has entertained the world with his mastery and prowess over the piano for over 40 years. Born in a limestone house on Montreal’s Delisle Street on August 15, 1925, he was the fourth of five children to his parents, Daniel and Kathleen. All of the Peterson children (Fred, Daisy, Charles, Oscar and May) were introduced to music in a good way before any of them can remember. Their father, a porter with Canadian Pacific Railways who learned to play piano on his own while in the merchant marine, taught his children all he could until they achieved a certain proficiency. It was at this point, during his high school years, that Oscar came to study with an accomplished classical pianist, Hungarian Paul de Marky, who taught Oscar “technique and speedy fingers”. He also helped Oscar come to believe that he had something special to give to the music world.


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Pendant les soixante dernières années, Oscar Peterson a été l’un des plus grands artistes de jazz du Canada. Pianiste fort accompli à la technique bien rodée et au talent artistique pénétrant, il a atteint une renommée internationale en tant que soliste, membre de groupes musicaux et accompagnateur. Surtout connu grâce à son travail au sein de trios qu’il a dirigés au fil des ans, il a également été l’accompagnateur de grands noms du jazz tels que Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie et Billie Holiday et il s’est nettement démarqué en tant qu’artiste soliste.

Un autre géant passe au panthéon.


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