Latin Romance Through The Years On Piano Jazz Over the years, Marian McPartland has invited some of the greatest Latin musicians to share their tender and torrid musical expressions. Here, Tania Maria, Paquito D'Rivera, Danilo Perez and Chucho Valdes share some Latin love with the "Queen of Jazz Piano."

Tania Maria, Paquito D'Rivera And More Bring Latin Romance To Piano Jazz

Latin Romance Through The Years On Piano Jazz

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Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin episode of Piano Jazz. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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Set List

Paquito D'Rivera (sax) and Marian McPartland (piano), "Corcovado" (A.C. Jobim)

Monty Alexander (piano), "The Shadow of Your Smile" (J. Mandel, P.F. Webster)

Chucho Valdes (piano), Medley: "Liza" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin, G. Kahn) / "My Romance" (R. Rodgers, L. Hart)

Marian McPartland, "Stranger in a Dream" (M. McPartland)

Danilo Perez (piano) and Marian McPartland, "It's Easy to Remember" (R. Rodgers, L. Hart)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano), "Con Alma" (D. Gillespie)

Danilo Perez, "Reminiz" (D. Perez)

Tania Maria (piano and vocal) and Marian McPartland, "Wave" (A.C. Jobim)

Arturo Sandoval (flugelhorn) and Marian McPartland, "Body and Soul" (J. Green, E. Heyman, R. Sour, F. Eyton)

Marian McPartland, "With You in Mind" (M. McPartland)

On this episode of Piano Jazz, Marian McPartland's longtime friend Murray Horwitz shares highlights from the Latin side of Piano Jazz with performers from South of the Border and the Caribbean.

Horwitz delves into the unmistakable rhythm and romance of the Latin side of jazz with highlights from the past 30 years of Piano Jazz. Features include host Marian McPartland in performance with Latin superstars Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Danilo Perez and Tania Maria, and McPartland adds a dash of that Spanish tinge to solo performances of her tunes "Stranger in a Dream" and "With You in Mind."

Originally broadcast Feb. 8, 2011.

More About Murray Horwitz

The multifaceted Horwitz has served as vice president of Cultural Programming at NPR, where he started the hit quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! and co-hosted NPR's Basic Jazz Record Library with A.B. Spellman, and still serves as the movie maven for NPR's Talk of the Nation. He is the co-author of the Tony Award-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin', a lyricist whose credits include popular songs for John Harbison's opera The Great Gatsby, and the writer of a pops concert based on the music of George and Ira Gershwin. His new play, RFK: The Journey to Justice (written with Jonathan Estrin) toured the U.S. last year, and can be heard on public radio stations across the country. Horwitz has also served as the director of the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.