Weekend Extra: Peterson and Cavett

Cavett and Peterson

Not that I’d dream of turning Rifftides into an educational institution, but here’s a chance to learn from a great pianist as he plays and talks about his music. Over the years, Dick Cavett has hosted his show on six networks. These two clips come from his period with the Public Broadcasting Service, 1977-1982, long before PBS began dumbing down its prime time programming with vapid fund-raising specials. But I digress. Here, Cavett’s guest was Oscar Peterson (1925-2007). The first video … [Read more...]