The staff at NPR Music is wrapping up the year the best way they know how: with their hotly contested list of the 50 Favorite Albums of 2013.
Oscar Peterson Special
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.