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July 14, 2008

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Mike Milner

Oscar Pettiford is one of the great lost treasures of jazz. His abilities on the instrument and his musical vision were unsurpassed at the time. He was easily comparable to Charles Mingus. Oscar Peterson remarked in his biography that Pettiford was the only other bassist Ray Brown considered his equal. I have the big band recordings and highly recommend them. Another excellent example of his playing is on the Bud Powell Essen Jazz festival recordings.

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There a lot of people who has a great part in the music industry but only few of them are the real heroes in music and one of them is Oscar Pettiford. We can consider him as a treasure in music because of what he had share to jazz music. He is truly a remarkable person that we shouldn't forget.

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