Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson grew up in Montreal’s Little Burgundy, a predominantly black neighbourhood where he found himself surrounded by the jazz culture that flourished in the early 20th century. His father, Daniel Peterson, an amateur trumpeter and pianist, was one of his first music teachers. As a child, Peterson studied with Hungarian-born pianist Paul de Marky, a student of István Thomán, who was himself a pupil of Franz Liszt. At the age of nine Peterson played piano with control that impressed professional musicians.
Read our commentary on June 30 @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2017/06/oscar-peterson-1925-2007.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast252-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Montage #252 - 30 June 2017)