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The Oscar Peterson Trio - Canadiana Suite, 2nd Edition

By Oscar Peterson

By Oscar Peterson. Artist Transcriptions. Jazz. 40 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.672543).

Item Number: HL.672543

ISBN 063409985X. 9x12 inches. Artist Transcriptions.

In 1964 Oscar Peterson wrote a collection of compositions inspired by towns and regions in his native Canada. The resulting Canadiana Suite includes: Ballad to the East • Blues of the Prairies • Hogtown Blues • Land of the Misty Giants • Laurentide Waltz • March Past • Place St. Henri • Wheatland.

  • Place St. Henri 
  • Ballad To The East 
  • Blues Of The Prairies 
  • Hogtown Blues 
  • Land Of The Misty Giants 
  • Laurentide Waltz 
  • March Past 
  • Wheatland 

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  • 2

    Rio Verde, AZ
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  • May 25, 2013 Canadiana Suite

    This is not a note-for-note transcription, and it is very simplified. I recommend finding a copy of the Note for Note edition. This is a rare rating for me, but it is not for you if you want full chords and nearly exactly like Oscar Peterson instead of...

    a simplified version.

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    David M. Bradley
    Orono, ME
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 18, 2005 "Transcriptions" don't match recording

    The inside cover states that the material was "transcribed from the original recording by Jack Jordan." I assume this means the album with the same title issued by Limelight/Polygram 1964. Main themes are accurately transcribed but no attempt at accuracy was made with the improvisations. The solos are grossly...

    over-simplified, and do not even come close to matching the recording. Fortunately, Place St. Henri, Hogtown Blues, & Blues of the Prairies have been faithfully transcribed elsewhere---see Miles Black's "Note for Note" transcriptions published by PG Music. I don't recommend buying Jordan's transcription of the Canadiana suite unless you're only interested in transcriptions of the main themes & you're content with developing your own improvisations based on them. Where I'm coming from: studied classical piano (Toronto Conservatory Gr.10). Peterson devotee for over 30 years.

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