Feature Rich Multimedia Program
With this powerful and innovative new Multimedia engine, you can view and study every nuance of Oscar Peterson's virtuosity. For the first time it is possible to experience audio performances perfectly synchronized to the real-time display of transcribed notation and an on-screen virtual piano keyboard. Use the full range of complimentary MIDI features to slow the tempo, step through the piece note by note, loop, or transpose to your favorite key.
14 Complete Audio/Video performances by Oscar Peterson
Hear Oscar Peterson perform some of his greatest recorded works, including The Smudge, Hogtown Blues, Chicago Blues, Place St. Henri, Nightingale, Hymn To Freedom, Night Time, and Blues for Big Scotia. You'll also see every note of Oscar's performance in notation and played in real time on the virtual piano keyboard.
Watch fabulous full-length video performances of Place St. Henri, City Lights, Slow Blues (with Count Basie), The Theme, Bach's Blues, and Love Ballade.
10 MIDI transcriptions of famous Oscar Peterson blues performances.
Precise 'note-for-note' transcriptions & performances of Oscar Peterson blues originals including Riff Blues, Blues Etude, Blues Of The Prairies, Greasy Blues (for Count Basie), Gay's Blues, Texas Blues, Ron's Blues, Kelly's Blues, R.B. Blues, Oscar's Boogie, and Blues For Big Scotia. Study the on-screen notation and piano display as you listen to over 100 choruses of authentic Oscar Peterson blues.
Oscar Peterson Autobiography, Audio
Anecdotes, Photos and more!
Oscar's interactive autobiography is an
intimate portrait of his life and music from the early days in Montreal
to the present. A delight for Oscar Peterson fans.
Over two hours of audio commentary by Oscar
Peterson. Oscar tells the story of his life, music, and the
musicians he has worked with - Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Herb
Ellis and many others. Includes musical analysis of the audio
performances by Oscar himself!
Browse through over 100 of Oscar's favorite photos
memorable moments, musicians, landmark performances, awards,
mementos and more.
The Timeline is a convenient guide to the
highlights of Oscar's life and career.
From 1945 to the present, Oscar has recorded over 3,000 pieces in over
400 sessions and over 1,000 albums! Instantly find the details of any
Print the Music!
Print over 200 full pages of 'note-for-note' piano transcriptions
including chord symbols and articulations. Each page shows you exactly
what Oscar is playing.
A 'must-have' library for education or
These 24 landmark selections are an essential addition to the library of
jazz fans, students, musicians and educators! Play the complete song
list automatically in Jukebox mode for
hours of listening pleasure, or use the powerful and innovative
Multimedia features to pursue a fuller knowledge and understanding of
the music that makes Oscar Peterson a jazz legend.
Also check out Oscar Peterson:
The companion piece to the CD-ROM, consisting of
transcriptions of Oscar Peterson performances and an audio CD.
Marian McPartland writes:"The combination of a CD-ROM with a
companion Book and CD of Oscar Peterson's music will be irresistible to
music lovers and students alike; it has something for everybody. One can
open the numerous files on the CD-ROM for study, and listen to the music
as well, or just sit back and enjoy the CD. There are 18 of Oscar's own
compositions to listen to and absorb. For anyone wanting to know more
about Oscar Peterson's creative world, nothing could be more perfect
than this musical bonanza." - Marian McPartland (Award-winning jazz
pianist Marian McPartland is the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
on National Public Radio)
Makoto Ozone writes:"As I spent so much time listening to and
transcribing the solos of Oscar Peterson since I first saw him in OSAKA
Japan when I was 11 years old, I had prepared myself not to get too
excited about this CD-ROM until I actually saw what it contained. Then I
saw it - and it absolutely blew my mind! I heard my voice saying,
"Why wasn't this there when I needed it!" I can't tell you how
many cassette tapes I stretched by playing them back and forth in order
to get the notes he played. But this - I simply froze when I saw the
piano keyboard display on my computer's monitor showing exactly what he
was playing. And you can even click a button to make the music play in
half time!I personally would like to thank Oscar Peterson for sharing
his wonderful music with us and making it accessible to everyone. I am
sure this product is going to help make more and more talented young
musicians throughout the world."Makoto Ozone - Award-winning jazz
pianist Makoto Ozone debuted with his self-titled album in 1983, and
recently released his 14th album, No Strings Attached. A former member
of the Gary Burton Quartet, he has also appeared on albums by Paquito
D'Rivera, Marc Johnson, Chuck Loeb, Kimiko Ito, and Katsumi Watanabe.
Windows 3.1, 95/98, NT ; 16MB RAM
Any Windows compatible 16bit sound card (e.g. SoundBlaster 16, AWE
32, AWE64, Yamaha etc).