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Some may call it hubris to introduce Marian Petrescu with an album in which he is asked to step into the shoes of a uniquely accomplished and intimidating virtuoso. But that assumption evaporates in an instant, once the music of Resonance Big Band Plays the Legacy of Oscar Peterson begins. That's all it takes to make clear that this remarkable album is inspired not by bravado but by Petrescu's respect and even love for the artist he credits with inspiring his commitment to jazz. More About Resonance Big Band Some may call it hubris to introduce Marian Petrescu with an album in which he is asked to step into the shoes of a uniquely accomplished and intimidating virtuoso. But that assumption evaporates in an instant, once the music of Resonance Big Band Plays the Legacy of Oscar Peterson begins. That's all it takes to make clear that this remarkable album is inspired not by bravado but by Petrescu's respect and even love for the artist he credits with inspiring his commitment to jazz. More to the point, it pays tribute by exemplifying what it means for one artist to influence another, as Petrescu follows Peterson's example by combining the highest order of technique and musicianship into a sound that is all his own. This standard is set on the opening track, the Peterson composition “Waltzing Is Hip,” a blaze of big band brass and keyboard wizardry that impresses equally through chops and taste

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Resonance Big Band: Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson

Read "Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Resonance Big Band's Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson is a true tribute. Here is an artistic offering made in reverential regard to the great pianist, Oscar Peterson. It is something fresh and inviting and eminently deserving of high praise--for George Klabin, who conceived of it, and a magnificent big band that brings the spirit of Peterson ...

Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson

Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Waltzing is Hip; L'Impossible; Little Girl Blue; Down Here on the Ground; Medley: Hymn to Freedom/John Brown's Body; Sally's Tomato; Tricotism; Greensleeves; Bossa Beguine; West Side Story Medley; A Little Jazz Exercise.

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Announcing the Winners of the "Resonance Big Band - Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the "Resonance Big Band - Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" Giveaway

Louis Blyskal, Jan Colt, Joe Losardo, Andrea Noble and Bill Johnson, Congratulations! You're the lucky winners of the Resonance Records “Resonance Big Band - Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson“ giveaway. All About Jazz will contact you about claiming your prize. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and please visit Resonance Records for ...

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Enter the Resonance Records "Resonance Big Band - Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" Giveaway Contest

Enter the Resonance Records "Resonance Big Band - Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" Giveaway Contest

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Resonance Records “Resonance Big Band - Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on August 7th. Click here to enter the contest (Following the Resonance Big Band at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) ...

Marian Petrescu Quartet at the Jazz Standard (NYC) on June 16th

Marian Petrescu Quartet at the Jazz Standard (NYC) on June 16th

Some may call it hubris to introduce Marian Petrescu with an album in which he is asked to step into the shoes of a uniquely accomplished and intimidating virtuoso. But that assumption evaporates in an instant, once the music of Resonance Big Band Plays the Legacy of Oscar Peterson begins. That's all it takes to make ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Resonance Big Band: Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson

Read "Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Oscar Peterson was a jazz giant whose career spanned from the late '40s until not long before his death in late 2007. When Resonance owner George Klabin conceived this big band tribute, he made an unusual choice: Marian Petrescu, a Rumanian native, who had appeared as a sideman on guitarist Andreas Oberg's earlier CD for the ...

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Resonance Big Band Tribute to Oscar Peterson

Resonance Big Band Tribute to Oscar Peterson

RESONANCE RECORDS INTRODUCES ROMANIAN PIANO VIRTUOSO MARIAN PETRESCU - RESONANCE BIG BAND PLAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LEGACY OF OSCAR PETERSON Some may call it hubris to introduce Marian Petrescu with an album in which he is asked to step into the shoes of a uniquely accomplished and intimidating virtuoso. But that assumption evaporates in an instant, ...


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