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Carla Bley.

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August 12, 2011 – Bley and Swallow join host Marian McPartland for two trio renditions of Carla Bley originals.

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Ray Bryant on the cover of Alone at Montreux.

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August 5, 2011 – The pianist duets with host Marian McPartland on "Like Someone in Love and "Billie's Bounce."

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Jason Moran.

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July 29, 2011 – The young pianist joins host Marian McPartland for a duet of "Bemsha Swing" in a 2001 session.

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Roy Eldridge in 1946.

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July 22, 2011 – "Little Jazz," one of the greatest trumpeters ever, shows off his piano chops and vocal gifts.

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Hazel Scott on the cover of 'Round Midnight.

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June 10, 2011 – In this 1980 session, Scott duets with Marian McPartland in "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me."

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James Moody

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May 20, 2011 – Moody sings and plays his classic song, "Moody's Mood for Love," in this 1997 session.

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Karrin Allyson.

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May 6, 2011 – One of the most in-demand performers on today's jazz scene sings "I've Got the World on a String."

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Mercer Ellington.

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April 22, 2011 – The Maestro's son duets with Marian McPartland during "C Jam Blues" and more in a 1993 session.

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Roberta Gambarini.

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April 1, 2011 – Gambarini sizzles on a set of tunes from the Great American Songbook in this session.

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Nicki Parrott.

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March 11, 2011 – The Australian singer and bassist made her mark working with the late guitarist Les Paul.

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Singer and actress Eartha Kitt, decked out in leopard skin and furs for her London stage show Talk of the Town in 1960. Kitt appeared on Piano Jazz in 1993.

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March 4, 2011 – The program celebrates Women's History Month with archival selections by renowned female singers.

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Pianist and composer Roberta Piket stands among the elite minds of  modern jazz.

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February 25, 2011 – Pianist and composer Roberta Piket stands among the elite minds of modern jazz.

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Shirley Horn.

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February 18, 2011 – The pianist and singer joins host Marian McPartland for a piano duet in "Isn't It Romantic?"

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Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin episode of Piano Jazz.

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February 11, 2011 – Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin-themed episode of Piano Jazz.

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Jonathan Batiste's set  spans traditional tunes, some Monk-inspired stride and his original  compositions.

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January 28, 2011 – Batiste's set spans traditional tunes, some Monk-inspired stride and his original compositions.

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Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world's top musicians on NPR's longest-running jazz program.

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