Oscar Peterson — Canadian Musician born on August 15, 1925, died on December 23, 2007

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years... (wikipedia)

You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That's jazz.
The music field was the first to break down racial barriers, because in order to play together, you have to love the people you are playing with, and if you have any racial inhibitions, you wouldn't be able to do that.
I play as I feel.
I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible musical idea.
If you have something to say of any worth then people will listen to you.

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