2010-0608 Marian Petrescu at 6 & I Synangogue-4447, originally uploaded by NoVARon.
A tribute to Oscar Peterson by Romanian born pianist Marian Petrescu and his Quartet at the 6th and I Historic Synagogue that was part of the DC Jazz Festival on Tuesday October 8. Petrescu, who records for Resonance Records was a swinging player who on a dazzling rendition of "Indiana," left the audience mesmerized. Violinist Christian Howes shared the spotlight with his remarkable playing that made thoughtful use of loops of some of his riffs to build impressive solo features for himself. It was a marvelous introduction to many of a remarkable player.