August 2012

Oscar Peterson Special

 Oscar Peterson  Canadian pianist and composer Oscar Peterson set the standard for technique at the piano, and inspired generations of players to discover how he did it.  Oscar took music by storm with speed and drama and although he could play faster than anyone, he knew when to infuse the sound with some slow blues.   Tonight hear one of the greatest pianists of all time, Oscar Peterson on the 9 O'clock Special.

Bill Evans

Bill Evans  Bill Evans is one of the most copied and studied pianists in jazz.  His development of harmonic structure infused jazz with a classical flavor and added dimensions.  Bill Evans had a profound influence on Miles Davis and his Kind of Blue release.  Tonight hear Bill Evans with Miles, Stan Getz and leading his own trios tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.  Jazz awakes at 8!