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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 25 August 2013
For historical reasons alone this is an essential documentary for Jazz fans as it contains interviews with some of the greatest Jazz artists in the history of the music (Ella/Dizzy etc). Even more so in the context of Oscar Peterson, as it contains substantial footage of the last tour he undertook before a stroke took away most of the use of his left hand for the rest of his career. You get full length versions of "Caravan" and "Kelly's Blues" (wrongly titled as "Bag's Groove" on the DVD menu) featuring Oscar, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jeff Hamilton.

The biographical side of Oscar Peterson's life is covered in detail and includes interviews with him, Norman Granz, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Dudley Moore, Cleo Laine as well as brief historic audio and video footage of Oscar playing at various stages of his career. The documentary runs to 106mins and is in 4:3 ratio and was undoubtedly originally made for TV.

The extras are sadly insubstantial and only consist of a lot of text based information, which these days you can read on-line. Overall though its the best documentary on Oscar Peterson available.
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on 1 December 2012
I had the pleasure of seeing Oscar Peterson & his trio a number of times in London.This DVD is a special reminder of how great he was.Accompanied by his trio of great musicians.It was also very interesting the way this was made.I was held watching with great interest for I hour & 40 minutes.I recommend this for splendid viewing.I am grateful to the fact that Amazon had this available.
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