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The original version of Tenderly by Oscar Peterson was recorded in 1949 when he was a member of Norman Granz's "Jazz At The Philharmonic". All subsequent versions were based on loosely transcribed versions of the original. The original is great. The live audience lends a bit of atmosphere. It,s cool,it's relaxed and it swings.At twentyfour years of age he was a very accomplished performer. He begins the performance with a flowery introduction to the main theme,as… read more

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  • Oscar winning performance
  • A very fine interpretation.
  • Sublime stuff. If Oscar weren't pretty much my dad's favorite jazz pianist, he'd still probably be mine.
  • if you don't know oscar youself a favor...get to know him...peterson is a world-class pianist..if not the greatest jazz pianist of all time...
  • OP
  • Wow -- never heard of this fellow. Thanks Last FM! (I'm kind of a jazz beginner)
  • the good music of oscar peterson
  • i love this song. i'd only heard the bill evans version before; this is such a wonderful rendition
  • brilliant pianist!!!!!!!
  • Marvellous Oscar RIP !!!

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