Marian McPartland, Pioneering Jazz Legend The fact that she is a British-born white woman hasn't stopped jazz pianist Marian McPartland from playing for nearly 50 years in a world that is largely male and black. Now about to turn 90, McPartland has a new CD called 'Twilight World.'

Marian McPartland, Pioneering Jazz Legend

Marian McPartland, Pioneering Jazz Legend

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The fact that she is a British-born white woman hasn't stopped jazz pianist Marian McPartland from playing for nearly 50 years in a world that is largely male and black. Now about to turn 90, McPartland has a new CD called 'Twilight World.'

This broadcast originally aired on September 8, 1987.