Oscar Peterson - late 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 140:

Are there other pianists you listen to? Evidently you've heard Keith and Chick.

Well, I spend a lot of time listening to recordings, like Herbie Hancock's.

Hancock of the sixties?

All of Herbie Hancock. I have a feeling about Herbie. Although he's into another sphere right now, when you talk about soloists among the current pianists, he's the guy I'd vote for as the best among the current pianists. That is, he could play the best solo piano. I think he has the most equipment and the most creative incentive. 

cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 140. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431085812866 accessed: 15 July, 2024


Oscar Peterson

Listening to

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written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Herbie Hancock

Experience Information

Date/Time late 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 12:50:13 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:29:06 +0100