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Marian McPartland

British-born pianist Marian McPartland talks to Alyn Shipton as she celebrates her forthcoming 92nd birthday, and to select highlights from her trio recordings and radio series.

The British-born pianist Marian McPartland has become an American national treasure, not least through her long-running radio show Piano Jazz. In this edition of Jazz Library she joins Alyn Shipton to celebrate her 92nd birthday next month, and to select the highlights both from her recordings with her own trio, and also from available CDs of her radio series.

Producer: Alyn Shipton.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 20 Feb 2010 16:00

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  • Marian McPartland

    I Hear Music

    Composer: Lane / Loesser Performers: Marian McPartland, p; Bill Crow, b; Joe Morello, d. 1999.

    • Hickory House Trio Reprise.
    • Concord.
    • 4853-2.
    • 1.
  • Vic Lewis

    World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

    Composer: Lockhart / Seitz Performers: Jimmy McPartland (cnt), Clarence Magnusson (cl), Ronnie Chamberlain (as), Jimmy Skidmore (ts), Marian McPartland (p), Vic Lewis (g), Ken Batchelder (b), Joe Nardy (d), Gracie Scott (voc). January 6th, 1946.

    • Vic Lewis 'The Golden Years' 1938,1945 and 1946.
    • Candid.
    • CCD 79754.
    • 10.
  • Marian McPartland

    Get Happy

    Composer: Arlen / Koehler Performers: Marian McPartland, p; Eddie Safranski, b; Don Lamond, d. 2 June 1951.

    • In Concert.
    • Savoy.
    • 0202.
    • 3.
  • Marian McPartland

    Four Brothers

    Composer: Giuffre Performers: Marian McPartland, p; Vinnie Burke, b; Joe Morello, d. Oct 1953.

    • In Concert.
    • Savoy.
    • 0202.
    • 10.
  • Marian McPartland

    Lush Life

    Composer: Strayhorn Performers: Marian McPartland, p; Bill Crow, b; Joe Morello, b. 1955.

    • At The Hickory House.
    • Jasmine.
    • 312.
    • 6.
  • Marian McPartland

    Mary's Waltz

    Composer: Williams Performers: Marian McPartland, p; Bill Douglass, b; Omar Clay, d. Jan 1994.

    • Marian McPartland Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams.
    • Concord.
    • 4605.
    • 13.
  • Bill Evans

    Reflections in D

    Composer: Evans Performers: Bill Evans, p; 6 Nov 1978.

    • Piano Jazz with Bill Evans.
    • Concord.
    • TJA 12004.
    • 11.
  • Bill Evans and Marian McPartland

    Conversation

    Composer: n/a

    • Piano Jazz with Bill Evans.
    • Concord.
    • TJA 12004.
    • 12.
  • Bill Evans and Marian McPartland

    Days of Wine and Roses

    Composer: Mancini / Mercer Performers: Bill Evans / Marian McPartland, p. 6 Nov 1978

    • Piano Jazz with Bill Evans.
    • Concord.
    • TJA 12004.
    • 13.
  • Marian McPartland / Eubie Blake

    St Louis Blues

    Composer: Handy Performers: Marian McPartland, Eubie Blake, p. 15 Dec 1979.

    • Piano Jazz with Eubie Blake.
    • Concord.
    • TJA 12006.
    • 21.
  • Marian McPartland & Willie Pickens - Just one of those things

    Composer: Porter Performers: Marian McPartland, Willie Pickens, p. Dec 2000.

  • Marian McPartland

    All The Things You Are

    Composer: Hammerstein / Kern Performers: Marian McPartoland, p; Rufus Reid, b; Joe Morello, d. 24 April 2001.

    • Live at Shanghai.
    • Concord.
    • 4991-2.
    • 10.

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