This one goes out to Os­car Peter­son, with new ma­te­rial from the jazz great

National Post (Latest Edition) - - ARTS & LIFE -

A se­ries of new com­po­si­tions by famed Canadian jazz great Os­car Peter­son will fi­nally see re­lease later this year. Os­car, With Love will fea­ture a star-stud­ded cast of jazz pi­anists in­ter­pret­ing songs mostly com­posed by Peter­son, for Peter­son or by his close friends, ac­cord­ing to the Mon­treal leg­end’s widow Kelly Peter­son, an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer on the project. Chick Corea, Oliver Jones, Monty Alexander, Kenny Bar­ron, Benny Green and Makoto Ozone are among the play­ers on the al­bum, to be re­leased on Kelly Peter­son’s newly formed in­de­pen­dent la­bel Two Li­ons Records on Dec. 11. Corea, a 22-time Grammy win­ner, penned a new song for the project called “One For Os­car.” Although the fi­nal track­list hasn’t been set, Kelly Peter­son says 17 artists are record­ing two songs each for what will even­tu­ally be a three-CD or five-LP set. Among the record­ings are at least a dozen pre­vi­ously un­re­leased Os­car Peter­son com­po­si­tions. Sev­eral of the artists fea­tured on the record will per­form at Toronto’s Ko­erner Hall on re­lease day.

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