Posts Tagged ‘Oscar Peterson’

I Was Wrong About Pianist Allyn Johnson

For all my effusive praise of Allyn Johnson, I have nevertheless been unfair to D.C.'s top jazz pianist. I've frequently compared him to the late Oscar Peterson, and not always in the best light.
Oscar Peterson, in case you're not familiar, is Canada's finest jazz musician and one of the all-time greatest virtuosos of the jazz piano. [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Marian Petrescu Plays Oscar Peterson

Romanian pianist Marian Petrescu is unabashed in his reverence for Oscar Peterson. That's hardly anything new; the late great Canadian is acknowledged as the most accomplished jazz piano player since World War II, a singular and towering figure. But the 40-year-old Petrescu has a particular devotion to Peterson, one that he takes pride in expressing. [...]