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Christmas Memories with Marian McPartland

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Christmas Memories with Marian McPartland

Christmas Memories with Marian McPartland

Christmas Memories with Marian McPartland

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A reading of O. Henry's 'Gift of the Magi' with an improvised musical score by Marian McPartland

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Marian McPartland celebrates the holidays with a special hour of her favorite holiday music and memories. McPartland and several of her Piano Jazz guests perform traditional Christmas songs, as well as more modern works that celebrate the season. Listeners are in for a special gift when McPartland shares classic Christmas tales by Dylan Thomas and O. Henry, set to an improvised musical score by the jazz legend.

Set List for the Entire Show

  • 'Let it Snow' - George Shearing (piano), McPartland (piano)
  • 'Snowfall' - George Shearing (piano)
  • 'O Come O Come Emanuel' - Helen Sung (piano)
  • 'Improvisations on the 12 Days of Christmas' - Carli Munoz (piano)
  • 'First Snow' - Robin Meloy Goldsby (piano)
  • 'Joy to the World' - Mimi Fox (guitar), McPartland (piano), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass)
  • 'The Moon On Christmas Eve' - Melissa Walker (vocals), Werner "Vana" Gierig (piano), Sean Conly (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)
  • 'A Child Is Born' - Susannah McCorkle (vocals), McPartland (piano)
  • 'Silent Night' - Cleo Brown (vocals, piano), McPartland (piano)
  • 'Sleighride' - Ayako Shirasaki (piano)
  • 'The Christmas Song' - Dena DeRose (piano, vocals)
  • 'Cool Yule' - Roseanna Vitro (vocals), McPartland (piano)

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