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mbridgers

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« on: December 25, 2007, 09:57:27 AM »

Oscar Peterson, Jazz great and passionate photographer, has died.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071225/ap_en_...car_peterson_51

Michael did a nice interview with him back in LLVJ 7.
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 12:15:33 PM »

A sad day for jazz fans - for anyone who loves music; he really was a giant.

Interestingly, as he pointed out in the interview to which you refer, he also was a great lifelong fan of photography and a bit of an equipment junkie. He told Michael & I that when he was on the road so much in the Fifties & Sixties, he used to book an extra room in the hotels the group stayed in so that he could set up a darkroom - that 'kept him out of mischief' he added with a twinkle.

In the past few years, Oscar Peterson was often to be found keenly looking over the latest cameras at the camera dealer Vistek here in Toronto - sitting in his wheelchair in front of the camera counter.

He was also a very charming man and very generous of his time. He will be sorely missed.

Addendum: Michael has suggested that we put the interview up as a free download for those interested. Here it is. CS
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 04:58:15 PM »

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A sad day for jazz fans - for anyone who loves music; he really was a giant.

Interestingly, as he pointed out in the interview to which you refer, he also was a great lifelong fan of photography and a bit of an equipment junkie. He told Michael & I that when he was on the road so much in the Fifties & Sixties, he used to book an extra room in the hotels the group stayed in so that he could set up a darkroom - that 'kept him out of mischief' he added with a twinkle.

In the past few years, Oscar Peterson was often to be found keenly looking over the latest cameras at the camera dealer Vistek here in Toronto - sitting in his wheelchair in front of the camera counter.

He was also a very charming man and very generous of his time. He will be sorely missed.

Addendum: Michael has suggested that we put the interview up as a free download for those interested. Here it is. CS
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Michael and Chris...thank you for sharing that video...and thank you Mr. Peterson...

kind regards...
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