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You don't sing and I won't play the piano." Peterson had just recorded his first album of vocals, accompanying himself on the piano.
Two years later, severe tuberculosis ended his trumpeting and he concentrated on the piano.
Such a talent attracted every award going and among his seven Grammies was one in 1997 for Lifetime Achievement.
"Oscar Peterson is head and shoulders above any pianist alive today," said another doyen of the instrument, Hank Jones, in the early 1990s. He is the crowning ruler of all the pianists in the jazz world.
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, pianist: born Montreal, Quebec 15 August 1925; married first Lillie Fraser (deceased; two sons, three daughters; marriage dissolved), second 1958 Sandra King (marriage dissolved 1976), third 1977 Charlotte Huber (one daughter; marriage dissolved), fourth Kelly Green (one daughter); died Mississauga, Ontario 24 December 2007 Following Oscar Peterson on stage at a concert in 1967, Duke Ellington remarked: "When I was a small boy my music teacher was Mrs Clinkscales.
The first thing she ever said to me was, 'Edward, always remember, whatever you do, don't sit down at the piano after Oscar Peterson'."In 1953, Nat King Cole said to Peterson, "I'll make a deal with you, Oscar.
The two jazz musicians agreed, and Oscar Peterson gave up singing, while Nat King Cole recorded piano-less vocals backed by huge orchestras.