Ode to Peterson: Pianist Yuki Futami has released his debut full-length album, ‘Banzai Oscar,’ which pays tribute to late Canadian jazz icon Oscar Peterson.
Pianist provides a tribute to Canadian jazz legend for his debut
BY SEAN SMITH
SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES
MAY 2, 2013
One decision that faces jazz musicians toward the start of their careers is whether to continue the traditions of what’s gone before them or to try and strike out in a new direction.
Pianist Yuki Futami, 26, has chosen the former path and has just released his debut album, “Banzai Oscar,” which is a tribute to the popular and influential Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson (1925-2007).