Oscar Peterson’s Synths

This video, shared by Rudy Cortes, offers a vintage look at jazz keyboardist Oscar Peterson and his massive synth collection.

Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) had a 60+ year long career. While he was best known as a jazz pianist, he was also active as a composer and music educator.

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13 thoughts on “Oscar Peterson’s Synths

  1. Thank you for the video! I own the CS-80 that Oscar Peterson dumped when he bought that Synclavier system.
    Such an amazing pianist and musician…

    1. Wow, Gringo! How did you come to own it? Did you get if from him directly?

      I remember learning about him in college and hearing him play. It just seems impossible, what he does.

      1. I got it from someone else who passed on to me a letter regarding its history. So many people dumped their analogs in the 80’s… With chops like his, did he really need the additional polyphony? 😉

  2. Boy the audio in the above video sure is jacked! Some nice music comes burgling to the surface through all the years and degradation.

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