Friday, March 14, 2014

Jazz In The Snowfall

The last time I showed you this statue of Canadian jazz musician Oscar Peterson, it was in warmer weather. I stopped by the National Arts Centre a few days ago and thought I'd recapture the great man in the snow.


At the moment, his feet are encased in snow for the season. In a few weeks he'll have people posing with him regularly.


27 comments:

  1. Must have been difficult to play that curved keyboard. :-)

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  2. i bet he's anxious for warmer weather!

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  3. Jane: I grew up listening to my mom play the piano. Any time I see or hear a piano it triggers comforting memories. I did hear Oscar Peterson play many years ago and it was wonderful. The art work in your pictures is impressive.

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  4. He seems awfully calm for someone whose feet must be freezing.

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  5. I reckon his feet have gone numb :). I would have thought plenty people would like a winter shot sitting beside Oscar..

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  6. I've heard his music for years; what a great musician! I didn't realize he was Canadian, though. Lots of good stuff comes from Canada! :) Must be hard to get the fingers to work playing piano in such cold weather.

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  7. Nice shots William! Lots of snow still.

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  8. @Revrunner: oh, yes!

    @Tanya: I'd say he's ready for it.

    @Jane: he was one of the best there was.

    @Sharon: he actually looks quite happy about it.

    @Grace: you see it once in awhile, but come warmer weather, it's a popular spot. That bench is cold right now!

    @Lowell: when people in the industry suggested he move to the States, he refused. He said he was Canadian, and Canada would always be home.

    @Luis: and it never seems to stop falling!

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  9. Oh that's such a neat sculpture. Gosh I can't believe how much snow you still have.

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  10. I'd like to sit on that bench with him. Great sculpture and that piano....wow. MB

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  11. We've got John Coltrane down the road in High Point. I'll have to find a shot that does him justice. Your snow photo is inspiring. Now off to find some Oscar Peterson music.

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  12. Wonderful sculpture, but so glad I am not there.

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  13. It is still snowing there... beautiful statue, very well photographed.

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  14. It's melting here today so hopefully he will have warm feet soon! ;-)

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  15. @Krisztina: there's plenty of it, and still here for a long while.

    @MB: I'll have to photograph people on the bench with him.

    @Greensboro: that I'd like to see!

    @Mari: I'm glad I am here!

    @Tex: the cold is a good thing!

    @Cheryl: it's my personal favourite in town.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Norma: very cold!

    @RedPat: it'll take some time before that happens!

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  16. Must be hard working those pedals through the snow! I wish I could smile so cheerfully in the depths of winter:) Nice one.

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  17. Fun shot! He'd make for a great photo opportunity, though I think I'd wait for a bit warmer weather :)

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  18. I wonder if the sculptor thought about how his work would look under snow. Maybe they should relocate it inside.

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  19. Love Oscar's statue, great shots!

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  20. That's a wonderful study in black and white. I'm a big fan of Oscar, so I really appreciate this.

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  21. I think this is a wonderful tribute to a Canadian who wanted to to be known as a Canadian.

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  22. Very cool! He looks great in the snow.

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