Marian McPartland

Pianist Marian McPartland has combined playing, broadcasting, recording and teaching in a distinguished manner. Her playing style fuses swing and bebop elements, and is both sophisticated and earthy. I first worked with Marian McPartland when she was a guest on the NPR program, "The American Popular Singer" hosted by Eileen Farrell. Iâve been fortunate to work several duo and trio dates with her. This shot was taken at a gig at The University of the South in 1986. Marian possesses a youthful energy in her playing and composing. I also admire her ability to keep NPRâs "Piano Jazz" alive and well in an age of short lived programming.

Red Mitchell
Bucky Pizzarelli
Eddie Daniels
Lew Tabackin and Clark Terry
Mose Allison
Marian McPartland
Mundell Lowe, Charlie Byrd and Bucky Pizzarelli
Jackie Cain
Teddy Wilson
Louis Bellson and Johnny Helms
Urbie Green and Bill Watrous
Chris Potter

All content and music copyright 1999 Jim Ferguson

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