Another attempt to make some kind of sense of what's going on east of the Dniester. Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan come in for special attention.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Oscar Peterson dies

Another very sad day for a Canadian and a Montrealer: Oscar Peterson has died.

Just this Saturday, I was listening to my favourite album of his, Live at the Blue Note, with Herb Ellis and Roy Brown. While I was enthralled by the music, I couldn't help thinking that Oscar had to be getting pretty old.

Here's a piece from the Guardian:,,2232130,00.html

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