A Piano Lesson with Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

“The Dick Cavett Show”

Oscar Peterson appears as a guests on the “Dick Cavett Show.”

Dick Cavett’s popular television show began in the ’60s on ABC and moved to various other channels running through 2007.

Dick and Oscar discuss the different stylistic trademarks of prominent jazz men including the stride piano of Art Tatum, the two fingered percussion of Nat Cole, and the lyric octave work of Erroll Garner.

The legendary host even manages to coax a rare sung verse out of Peterson.

“Can you imagine any talk show hosts at least attempting an intelligent conversation with someone of Peterson’s stature these days on the boob toob?”

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