C Jam Blues

Let’s go way back for this one. Almost half a century ago, in 1964, the legendary Oscar Peterson Trio performed this great rendition of Duke Ellington’s “C Jam Blues” in Denmark. While Peterson could (and often did) burn through standards at breakneck speed, he lets this tune stretch out – displaying his famous Art Tatum-influenced two-hand mastery and just grooving out an intro for about the first 3 minutes. And only then does the song really start.