Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) - Oscar Peterson Trio

Return with me now to Corcovado, an instrumental version by the one and only Oscar Peterson.

There are a few versions of this by Oscar on YouTube. I just listened to a Bossa Nova LP of his that included this song in a much longer version. Very rewarding. In one of the comments, the writer described a scene from his childhood:

Boy: Wow, I'd love to learn to play the piano like Elton John!

Dad: Son, not to talk bad about Elton John, but Oscar Peterson plays the piano; Elton John plays chords.

I don't like to disparage anyone, but I think dad had a good point there.

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