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When I joined the trio, it was as if I was capable of driving a sports car at 60, but Ray Brown and Oscar Peterson just kept pressing the pedal down, and I was trying to control the car at 80!

— Barney Kessel

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Martha Stewart's a convicted felon and they gave her another television show.

What's next, the Scott Peterson Fishing Hour?

At the end of the Peterson trial, my daughter turns to me and she goes, 'Daddy, are you going to kill Mommy?' 'Oh, honey - that's up to mommy, isn't it?

My mom had this inate ability. Whatever town my mother moved to, the second she walked into town, she would instantly attract the alpha loser of that town. This guy was not a good guy. This guy was half O.J. Simpson and half O.J. Simpson. Scott Peterson sprinkles on the top, a side of Robert Blake. You know, not a good guy.

If I could start with anybody, I would initially draft Tom Brady.

Then I would go get Ray Lewis, and then maybe an offensive lineman, or somebody like Adrian Peterson.


My dream as a child was to play with a bass player like Ray Brown, who played with the Oscar Peterson Trio. The feeling I had listening to his work was almost carnal, so to actually play for him was earth-shattering for me.

Obviously, the most memorable has a lot to do with the time spent on the matter, and the Westerfield and Peterson cases are up at the top of the list.

Oscar Peterson plays the best ivory box I've ever heard.

Everyone should play like Adrian Peterson.

This guy does everything full speed. Pro Bowl - promoting himself for MVP.

I've heard rumors that the Petersons are writing a book.

It will be very interesting to see what they have to say, but I don't know anything about the Rochas.


I had no real photography experience, thankfully.

I consciously took a lot of crowd shots. I was influenced by Seattle photographer Charles Peterson, who always seemed to incorporate fans in his live band shots.

I was able to get a few words out that Scott Peterson was the Scott Peterson that had a missing, pregnant wife and ... I just shook. They said I was there probably like an hour and it just seemed like a moment ... I couldn't stop shaking. So I was, I guess, in shock.

It was the oddest feeling. I thought Laci Peterson needed me; I thought she was counting on me to bring her and her baby home.

Peterson was the most coachable athlete I have had in my life, and I coach many athletes.

The Petersons have not come forward in the press.

Apparently they feel the media bears a large responsibility for Scott's conviction. It may be a while before we hear anything from them.


As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespe.

I picked up some wonderful things just listening to other pianists that I appreciate, and that would be Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Horowitz, and Art Tatum. Those are the pianists I really enjoy and admire.

I love it when they doubt me and I can prove them wrong.

I proved them wrong against Peterson. I did it again against Acosta. I did it with Antillon and I did it with Alvarado. So I'll be ready.

There are a lot of people that impacted me.

I remember hearing Oscar Peterson live at the Blue Note, which was very expensive, but... $50 in the '80s... hard to come up with. But it was amazing.

Honestly, some cases have been more famous than others - like Tot Mom, or Steven Avery, or Scott Peterson - but I would not characterize any one as being more special to me, more intriguing, or more important because that would be placing one victim as more important, or one defendant as more [notorious] than others, and I don't think that's right.


Eugene Peterson points out that "the root meaning in Hebrew of salvation is to be broad, to become spacious, to enlarge. It carries the sense of deliverance from an existence that has become compressed, confined and cramped." God wants to set free, to make it possible for us to live open and loving lives with God and our neighbors. "I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free," wrote the psalmist.

Oscar Peterson is the greatest living influence on jazz pianists today.

I have believed for many years that Oscar Peterson is not only the greatest pianist in jazz today, but the greatest it has ever known.

It has always been Oscar Peterson. He is my Rachmaninoff.

Oscar Peterson is my favorite all-around pianist.

There are pianists I like because of one thing and pianists I like because of another. But overall, I like Oscar Peterson best.


[Richard Crossley's] previous bird guide, for ID'ing Eastern birds, is the most imaginative, original attempt to re-envision the birding guide and set his approach apart from that of Sibley, Kaufman, Peterson, Nat'l Geo, and the other bibles in the field.

Scott Peterson was a pathological liar to me - nothing he said was the truth.

Eugene Peterson's language makes the Bible exciting and strong, sweet, sharp, persuasive, painful, personal, contemporary, kind, and dramatic—and available to every reader of this age.

The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.

I would have liked to personally have prosecuted Scott Peterson.


Thrills, chills, spine-tingling mystery, and lots of smiles.

It's not easy to combine heart-pounding danger with gut-busting laughs and make it work, but Peterson pulls it off. For readers who want nonstop action infused with powerful, life-changing themes, North! Or Be Eaten is a must-read.

Adrian Peterson is redefining the way teams defend the running ability.

Paco Fuentes, " Mrs. Peterson says, pointing to the table behind Mary. The handsome young man with pale blue eyes like his mother's and smoky black hair like his father's takes his assigned seat.

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