what one would otherwise call Peterson's 'inimitable'
Piano & Keyboard
"Martinez is as close to
Peterson as pages in a book.."
The Union Newspaper,
Grass Valley, CA - Cam Miller, Jazz
" The best tribute that I have ever witnessed"
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival - Dr. Lynn
Skinner, Executive Director
" ...then I heard him play and said whew! He's a dynamo!"
Ed Thigpen, drummer with the O.P. Trio
" You've got Oscar's style down!"
Herb Ellis, guitarist with the O.P. Trio
"Martinez plunges 'hands
first' into the Peterson repertoire with skill, energy
KXJZ 88.9 FM
Radio, Sacramento, CA
"Thanks, Jim, for a great
Peterson Tribute show...heard nothing but awesome
comments about the show - thanks for coming all this
way to help us do things right!"
Harvest Jazz & Blues
Festival, New Brunswick, Canada - Brent Staeben, Musical
"You put together a wonder
tribute and I am writing to Kelly (Oscar's wife)
to tell her of this evening. We do know the Petersons
and of course we knew Oscar...Tonight you played
Ann Lowe, Fredericton,
New Brunswick, Canada