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Preview: Piano Jazz Shorts Podcast

Piano Jazz Shorts



A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.



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Mose Allison, 1988

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

One of the most original and provocative musicians in jazz, pianist Mose Allison (1927 – 2016) was heavily influenced by the blues. The Mississippi native drew inspiration from Sonny Boy Williamson, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and Thelonious Monk to create jazz flavored by the blues, along with tastes of his own sardonic wit. On this 1988 Piano Jazz, Allison opens with one of his typically witty tunes, "Someone's Going to Have to Move." He and McPartland join forces on an old classic, "Your Red Wagon."


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Carli Muñoz, 2007

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Pianist Carli Muñoz's musical journey has taken him from Puerto Rico to the studios and clubs of LA, and back to the island of his birth, where he owns his own jazz club. His musical career has taken a similar circular trajectory. Having started out as a jazz musician, he played with pop musicians such as the Beach Boys and Rickie Lee Jones before returning full time to his first love, jazz. On this 2007 Piano Jazz, he plays his own tune "Mia" and joins McPartland for Cole Porter's "So In Love."


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Judy Roberts, 2003

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Pianist and vocalist Judy Roberts is one of Chicago's best-loved musicians. She's an imaginative and insightful pianist with an articulate touch, and her voice readily conveys many different moods. Since beginning her professional career at age 15, Roberts has traveled the world, gaining fans and garnering critical acclaim. She always keeps her audiences enthralled, as she did on this 2003 Piano Jazz, recorded in front of a live audience at WAMC in Albany, New York. She performs McPartland's "Twilight World," and the two get together for "Gravy Waltz."


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Joey DeFrancesco, 1991

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:48:34 -0500

Joey DeFrancesco was only 20 years old when he was McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz. Hailed as the new hero of the organ, his stint with Miles Davis brought the classically trained keyboardist national attention. He has since gone on to release more than 30 albums and has earned multiple Grammy nominations. For this 1991 session, DeFrancesco switches to piano to play his own compositions and joins McPartland for "Cherokee."


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Ahmad Jamal, 1985

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:31:50 -0500

One of the most popular stylists in contemporary jazz, pianist Ahmad Jamal has been a major force on the jazz recording scene ever since his 1958 live album made at Chicago's Pershing Lounge. On this 1985 Piano Jazz, Jamal reprises two classics from that session—"Poinciana" and "But Not for Me"—in duet with McPartland. Jamal solos on Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday," and he and McPartland close the program with a final duet on "Silent Night, Holy Night."


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Doug Wamble, 2005

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Doug Wamble grew up listening to the Southern gospel, country, and blues traditions of his Tennessee home. Once he developed his love for jazz, Wamble began to soak up the sounds of jazz masters like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman. Along the way he discovered his off-the-cuff singing was a hit with fans and critics alike. In this 2005 Piano Jazz session, Wamble and McPartland span the jazz genre, from "St. Louis Blues" to Charlie Parker's "Naima."


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Trudy Pitts, 1992

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:03:45 -0500

Organist, pianist, arranger, composer, teacher, and singer Trudy Pitts (1932 – 2010) earned a reputation not only for her technical prowess, but also for her ability to convey a wide range of emotions. Her formal training was classical: she studied piano at Juilliard and Temple University, but came to jazz by way of the organ. On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Pitts' sensitive touch is apparent when she solos on "A Child is Born." Then she and McPartland create a memorable "Mood Indigo."


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Keith Ingham, 1997

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:09:55 -0500

British-born pianist Keith Ingham began his jazz career in London after studying Mandarin at Oxford University. In the late '70s, he moved to New York, which led him to connect with the likes of Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, and Susannah McCorkle, for whom he was pianist and musical director. He was McPartland's guest on this 1997 Piano Jazz. Ingham opens the program with "A Foggy Day in London Town." He and McPartland close the show with a duet of "Little Rock Get Away."


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Barry Harris, 2002

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Barry Harris is a seminal figure in the jazz world. As the "keeper of the bebop flame," Harris is committed to preserving jazz through education and performance. His workshops play an important part in his life and in the lives of many young musicians. On this 2002 Piano Jazz, Harris demonstrates how he earned the reputation as one of the most inventive and respected pianists today when he solos on "It Could Happen to You." Host McPartland and Harris show off their bebop chops on Charlie Parker's "Au Privave."


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Kendra Shank, 2003

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

From a background in visual arts and French literature at the University of Washington, Kendra Shank has been pursuing a successful singing career from Seattle to Paris to New York, where she is currently based. Shank's sensuous phrasing and crystal clear tone have earned praise from critics and fans alike. On this Piano Jazz from 2003, Shank's thoughtful yet emotional voice illuminates Jerome Kern's "Long Ago and Far Away." Shank also shows off her skill on the guitar, as she joins McPartland for "In the Days of Our Love."


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