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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Acclaimed jazz artists share music and memories

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Monty Alexander On Piano Jazz

The Jamaican-born pianist, known for his rhythmic approach, joined Marian McPartland in 1991.

Monty Alexander In The Studio

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Sarah Vaughan On Piano Jazz

Sarah Vaughan possessed one of the legendary voices in jazz. In this program from 1986, Vaughan's lively and sassy personality is on display, as are her amazing vocals.

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Alan Clare On Piano Jazz

In 1990, the British pianist joined host Marian McPartland from the BBC's London studios.

Alan Clare On Piano Jazz

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Dena DeRose On Piano Jazz

In a 2001 session, the singer and pianist joined host Marian McPartland for a program of standards.

Dena DeRose On Piano Jazz

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A Tribute To Artie Shaw On Piano Jazz

Historian and cornetist Dick Sudhalter provides historical perspective on the great clarinetist and bandleader.

A Tribute To Artie Shaw On Piano Jazz

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Tania Maria On Piano Jazz

The Brazilian pianist and singer mixes frenetic originals with Antônio Carlos Jobim interpretations.

Tania Maria On Piano Jazz

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Jim Ferguson On Piano Jazz

The singing bassist presents original songs and standards in a session from 2001.

Jim Ferguson On Piano Jazz

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Rose Murphy On Piano Jazz

The singer and pianist performs her legendary version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" in a 1988 session.

Rose Murphy In The Studio

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Ayako Shirasaki On Piano Jazz

Hear the Japanese pianist perform her compositions "Falling Leaves" and "Far Away."

Ayako Shirasaki In The Studio

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Barbara Lea On Piano Jazz

The respected vocalist joins Marian McPartland for a tribute to songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.

Barbara Lea In The Studio

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Paul Bley On Piano Jazz

The avant-garde pianist performed original motifs and a free duet with Marian McPartland in 2000.

Paul Bley In The Studio

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The Music Of Marian McPartland On Piano Jazz

Hear McPartland's compositions performed by Sarah Vaughan, Cleo Laine and more.

The Music Of Marian McPartland

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Harold Mabern On Piano Jazz

McPartland caught the Memphis-born pianist for a session just before he left for a 1991 Japan tour.

Harold Mabern In The Studio

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Mark Murphy On Piano Jazz

The vocalist, acompanied by bassist Sean Smith, performs "Song For The Geese" in this 1998 session.

Mark Murphy In The Studio

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Jay Leonhart On Piano Jazz

Hear the bassist and singer perform his composition "Blues For Marilyn" and several standards.

Jay Leonhart In The Studio

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