Oscar Peterson – Hymn to Freedom

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).

One Comment

  • antonis commented on June 1, 2015 Reply

    Hi , i would like to ask something about Hymn To Freedom transcription, I see that after the bar 58 the transcription is not ok. How could I find it after this ? Could you help me?
    thank you

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