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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Acclaimed jazz artists share music and memories

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Art Hodes On Piano Jazz

The pianist, an adherent to early jazz styles, was known for his work in New York City in the '30s and '40s. His career continued in his native Chicago, and he appeared on Piano Jazz in 1984.

Art Hodes In The Studio

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Ruby Braff On Piano Jazz

The trumpeter joined Marian McPartland in 1992 to perform "Thou Swell" and "Blue and Sentimental."

Ruby Braff In The Studio

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Holiday Special

Take a look back at some favorite holiday songs performed on the show throughout the years.

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Holiday Special

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Ingrid Jensen On Piano Jazz

Marian McPartland praises the trumpeter's warmth and virtuosity in a Piano Jazz episode from 2000.

Ingrid Jensen In The Studio

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Patricia Barber On Piano Jazz

The singer joined Piano Jazz in 2002, the year she released her successful album Verse.

Patricia Barber In The Studio

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Hot Club Of Detroit On Piano Jazz

In a 2009 session, the Motor City quintet plays traditional Gypsy jazz and a bal musette waltz.

Hot Club Of Detroit In The Studio

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Jaki Byard On Piano Jazz

The pianist and saxophonist was a frequent collaborator with Charles Mingus and Maynard Ferguson.

Jaki Byard In The Studio

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George Wallington On Piano Jazz

The bop pianist joined Marian McPartland in 1985, not long after a hiatus of nearly 25 years.

George Wallington In The Studio

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Kyle Eastwood On Piano Jazz

Hear a 1999 session with the bassist, who's since had a prolific career as a film and TV composer.

Kyle Eastwood In The Studio

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Margaret Whiting On Piano Jazz

Over a decades-long career, Whiting sang everything from jazz and pop standards to country music.

Margaret Whiting In The Studio

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Sammy Price On Piano Jazz

In a 1986 session, the session pianist and Lester Young collaborator demonstrated his boogie-woogie style.

Sammy Price In The Studio

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Joe Lovano And Dave Holland On Piano Jazz

The saxophonist and bassist formed a dynamic trio with Marian McPartland for this 2000 session.

Joe Lovano And Dave Holland In The Studio

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Ray Brown On Piano Jazz

The bassist, famous for his precision and beautiful tone, joined Marian McPartland in 1996.

Ray Brown In The Studio

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Onaje Allan Gumbs On Piano Jazz

Inspired early on by Henry Mancini, the pianist has since played with Woody Shaw and Nat Adderley.

Onaje Allan Gumbs In The Studio

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Clark Terry On Piano Jazz

This 1994 session captures the master trumpeter's dazzling technique, magic and humor.

Clark Terry In The Studio

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