Tune in to KUVO Monday afternoon, 3/24 at 4pm when Colorado Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Litton joins Erik Troe in the KUVO studio. Litton, an accomplished pianist, is releasing a new CD, "Tribute to Oscar Peterson" and will talk about the record and play some selections live on the air.
On his 16th birthday, receiving an LP of Oscar Peterson playing solo, Andrew Litton was ‘hooked’, to use his own term: ‘If I’ve ever experienced anything close to an epiphany, this was it!’ Collecting all of Peterson’s recordings and seeking out opportunities to hear him live and meet him in person, over the years Litton realized that the admiration he felt was shared by many of the classical musicians that he met during his ‘day job’ as a conductor. When he started to come across transcriptions of Peterson’s improvisations made by such musician friends, Litton began collecting and learning them himself. This new release is the ultimate outgrowth of this seed planted decades back.