Hymn for Freedom

This is the Oscar Peterson Trio performing “Hymn for Freedom” live in Denmark 1964. The tune is an original piece by the Pianist and features on the essential Oscar Peterson Trio album “Night Train”.

Brits of a certain age may find themselves slightly reminded of the theme to the Barry Norman film show and with good reason; Oscar Peterson loosely based his tune on the Billy Taylor composition “I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free” as a reflection on the continuing development of the Civil Rights movement.

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