22: “Mumbles” by Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson, Man With 14 FingersOscar Peterson is one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time (and Canadian!).  His fingers were fast as lightning.  Late in life he suffered a stroke, and he lost a lot of the mobility in his left hand, but he worked hard at rehab and continued to tour and record.  He gave it forward like a champ.

On the track “Mumbles” Oscar’s trio backs the lazy scat vocals of Clark Terry, which are both hilarious and smooth as Sunday.  It’s fun for everyone.  From 1964.



Song: Mumbles
Artist: Oscar Peterson
Album: Trio + 1
Label: Verve Records
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Watch: YouTube (live version)

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