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In the Key of Oscar

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This intimate portrait of pianist Oscar Peterson charts his meteoric rise from Montréal's "boogie woogie" teenaged sensation to international celebrity as one of jazz's virtuosos. Though recognized for their talent, Oscar Peterson and other great black jazz artists endured prejudice during their rise to fame. Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones and many more, share their memories of the harrowing experiences that they lived through in order to achieve success.

1992, 94 min 03 s