Grammy-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall has long found favor with traditional jazz enthusiasts and mainstream pop fans alike. But before her star had risen, she recorded this interview and studio performance with Marian McPartland on Piano Jazz.
In an archival show from 1990, Piano Jazz celebrates the centennial of Stephane Grappelli, one of the jazz world's greatest violinists. Grappelli first found fame in France with Django Reinhart's Quintette du Hot Club. He went on to an illustrious career playing with everyone from Oscar Peterson to Paul Simon to Yo-Yo Ma.
Stephane Grappelli On Piano Jazz
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Singer, pianist, and composer Elizabeth Doyle is one of Chicago's most captivating performers. She blends a dreamy vocal style with swinging piano work, deftly accompanying herself on both classic standards and her own compositions.
A true legend of public radio and a longtime friend of host Marian McPartland, Studs Terkel appeared on Piano Jazz in 1992 for a special fundraising edition. The two quizzed each other about radio, shared memories of jazz personalities and improvised music and conversation.
Frank Morgan on the cover of City Nights.
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Ray Charles was one of those rare musicians whose musical style blended many genres, drawing on jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll, to create a unique and soulful sound. Hear Charles play "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" before joining McPartland for "The Man I Love."