Oscar Peterson’s Ornamental Solo Break (LOTW #233)

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Oscar Peterson is not only a master of playing changes, but also adept in his use of ornaments.

He expresses his own unique style by utilizing chromatic neighbor tones, repeated notes, and enclosures which add an extra flair to his improvised lines.

Check out this opening solo break from an early version of “I’ve Got Rhythm” with a drumless trio.

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Sterling Cozza

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