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Dianne Reeves.

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March 28, 2014 – One of the preeminent jazz singers of our time sings "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" and more.


Andrew Hill photographed in his home, 2005.

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March 21, 2014 – Hear the late, legendary bop-rooted pianist and composer in a 2005 session.


Joanne Brackeen.

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March 14, 2014 – The "Picasso of jazz piano," the only female alumnus of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, performs.


Mary Lou Williams at the CBS studios in 1947.

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March 7, 2014 – Host Marian McPartland talks to her longtime friend and idol on the first episode in 1978.


John Dankworth.

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February 21, 2014 – Piano Jazz remembers the celebrated British jazz musician in a show recorded at Eastman.


Grace Kelly.

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February 14, 2014 – Then-16-year-old jazz phenom sings "All the Things You Are" and plays "Round Midnight."

Herbie Hancock.

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January 31, 2014 – In a program from 1987, Hancock solos on "Dolphin Dance" and then improvises with Marian McPartland.

Pete Malinverni.

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November 9, 2012 – The pianist, composer and teacher joins Marian McPartland in Harold Arlen's standard "Get Happy."


Ellis Larkins on the cover of A Smooth One.

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May 4, 2012 – In a 1979 Piano Jazz session, Larkins performs standards by Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and more.


Stephen Sondheim in 1974, the year after the premiere of his A Little Night Music, which includes "Send in the Clowns."

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December 30, 2011 – The musical theater composer performs "Send in the Clowns" and more with host Marian McPartland.


Gary Burton.

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December 23, 2011 – The vibraphonist performs a set of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington and others.


Marian McPartland.

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December 9, 2011 – Celebrate the host and composer with a set of select performances by McPartland and her guests.


Albert Dailey on the back cover of his 1983 record with Stan Getz, Poetry.

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November 18, 2011 – Hear an archival session from the sorely under-appreciated pianist, an intense yet melodic soloist.


Toots Thielemans.

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September 30, 2011 – Thielemans is the unrivaled master of the jazz harmonica, with an instantly recognizable style.


Warren Vaché.

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September 2, 2011 – The trumpeter joins host Marian McPartland in performances of "Basin Street Blues" and "Louisiana."


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