Oscar Peterson Originals, 2nd Edition. (Transcriptions, Lead Sheets and Performance Notes). By Oscar Peterson. For Piano. Artist Transcriptions. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.672544).
ISBN 0634099868. 9x12 inches.
Transcriptions, lead sheets and performance notes for 5 original Peterson compositions: Cakewalk • The Gentle Waltz • He Has Gone • Love Ballade • Sushi. Includes a bio and preface.
Location: from BC, Canada
September 20, 2007
Oscar made easy???
I was hesitant about ordering some of Oscar's music in view of his prodigious talent, but he stuck to the basic melody (without embellishments) and a bonus was a lead sheet for each item. Also he included some descriptive notes to help you along.
21 of 38 people found this review helpful.
Location: from West Wyoming, PA
February 20, 2007
Oscar is the Man!!!
Obviously, the man has the best chops ever. Known for his incredible talent and his great ability to improvise and make classic songs his own, I became a fan only lately. In this songbook, you have got to play Love Ballade. . . Great, great melody!
22 of 41 people found this review helpful.
David M. Bradley
Location: from Orono, ME
December 18, 2005
Main Themes Only - No Improvisations
This item consists of 5 Oscar Peterson compositions (main themes only) with accompanying advice from the composer about phrasing, style, etc. After studying this material, my admiration for Peterson as composer increased. But don't be misled. The transcriptions are only of the main themes. No improvised material is included. In...
20 of 39 people found this review helpful.