Hymn to Freedom

From a concert in Denmark in 1964, the Oscar Peterson Trio plays Peterson’s own “Hymn to Freedom.”

Here is a link to the “true” origins of the song, one of the most beautiful in all of jazz.

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2 thoughts on “Hymn to Freedom

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Oscar Peterson is THE MAN, and I absolutely love the tune (er, hymn). I could listen to this all day.

  2. It’s a really awesome song, especially when Peterson starts with the tremolo effect towards the end, then Thigpen does a snare roll to match…it’s really intense, and awesome.

    In a related story, Night Train is the greatest album in the history of jazz, and no amount of unworldly singing from Ella Fitzgerald is going to change that. Although her Cole Porter songbook album is awfully good. Shit.

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