I've just learned that Oscar Peterson has died. He was a true giant of jazz, and surely Canada's greatest jazz musician. He was also our neighbour, in a manner of speaking, as he lived in Mississauga for many years.
Yesterday Jazz FM was playing only Peterson's music, and giving short biographical sketches of his life. It was wonderful.
He lived a long and extremely fruitful life. Peterson will really be missed, but it's clear that he'll also live forever.