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Oscar Peterson by Jack Batten

Oscar Peterson

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Oscar Peterson by Jack Batten
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Sep 11, 2012 | ISBN 9781770492691

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  • Sep 11, 2012 | ISBN 9781770492691 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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“If you are looking for a solid biography for middle schoolers of the man who was arguably the top jazz pianist for over twenty years and among the best for the rest of his life, then look no further than this book. Though it is only briefly referenced, the author met Peterson back in 1965, and his clear respect for the man, as well as Peterson’s formidable jazz skills, shows throughout this book…. Still inexorably leading you through Peterson’s life, Batten makes the reader unfamiliar with songs run to the web to listen for the first time….”
VOYA Magazine

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