Possibly my first proper jazz piano CD was Oscar Peterson’s Night Train. I remember thinking that whoever could play with such soul and throw-away creativity must surely be some kind of god.
Most of the tracks on that album swing to such an extent that you can almost reach out and touch it. ‘Hymn to Freedom’ however is a slow gospel-shuffle affair. It a great piece for beginning to play and study because structurally and harmonically it’s fairly conventional. It’s all about the feel baby. Enjoy (YouTube of Oscar playing a very similar arrangement as to what’s written below).