Oscar Peterson: The Man and His Jazz by Jack Batten
I wasn't sure how interesting the life of Oscar Peterson was going to be when I first started reading this biographical story, but I found myself very engaged from start to finish. If you have an appreciation for music, play the piano, or enjoy listening to or playing jazz, you will most likely enjoy learning about the life and career of Canadian jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson. The most refreshing part of this book was that unlike other icons who are very talented but whose private lives reveal they are of poor character, Oscar Peterson was a wholesome, decent person. The third person voice is very lively and does a nice job storytelling about this jazz legend.