The fast strides and the dazzling technique of Petrescu are as incredible as the subtle nuance and articulation that he enhances the seven pieces with.
Marian's charm resonates through not only his fingers, but also when he speaks about his passion for music, jazz, and his influence Oscar Peterson.
On Rodgers and Hart's ballad, "My Romance," Petrescu shows his lyrical gift and indicates a kinship to another piano great, Bill Evans.
A gifted and classically-trained pianist, he has managed to integrate his conservatory training with a swinging improvisational style.
...was handling the Oscar technique to perfection.
...this Romanian-rooted pianist sure knows how to swing! I love his impeccable timing and unique improvisational abilities.