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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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"Chucho" Valdés , 2001

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:24:34 -0400

At one time, pianist Jesus "Chucho" Valdés was banned from performing in the United States. Today, he enjoys performing and teaching here as well as in his native Cuba. Valdés is a world-class innovator in Latin jazz. In 1973 he founded Irakere, a group that introduced a new fusion of African traditional music with Cuban jazz. On this Piano Jazz from 2000, Valdés and host McPartland share a love of pianist Bill Evans, and in tribute they create their version of "Waltz for Debby." Valdés treats listeners to his composition "Claudia."


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Lee Musiker, 2005

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:35:49 -0400

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning conductor, pianist, composer, and arranger Lee Musiker has long worked with leading jazz, classical, pop, and Broadway performers. He conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra in the US and Canada. He has also worked as a music director for top artists, and his work can be heard on the soundtracks of Hollywood films. Musiker brings a wealth of knowledge to this 2005 Piano Jazz, performing "Fascinating Rhythm" with McPartland.


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Cecilia Smith, 2000

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:57:10 -0400

Vibraphonist Cecilia Smith is a leading proponent of the four-mallet technique. She has performed at nightclubs, concert halls, and festivals all over the world and collaborated with greats such as Mulgrew Miller, Cecil Bridgewater, and Randy Weston. On this Piano Jazz from 2000, she and McPartland combine talents in a rendition of "Old Devil Moon." Smith solos on her "Lullaby for Miles and Bill" and a piece dedicated to her mother, "Mourning Before Grace."


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Leonard Feather, 1988

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:51:25 -0400

Leonard Feather (1914 – 1994) was hailed as "the Dean of Jazz Journalists." He critiqued artists for Downbeat, Melody Maker, Wire, and his own weekly syndicated column for the Los Angeles Times. He authored works including The Jazz Years: Ear Witness to an Era and The Encyclopedia of Jazz. Feather also played piano and composed works recorded by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Sarah Vaughan, to name a few. On this 1988 Piano Jazz, he solos on "Lost in the Stars" and an original "Blues Medley."


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Oliver Jones, 1990

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:53:30 -0400

Oliver Jones is one of Canada's premiere pianists and winner of the prestigious Oscar Peterson Award. As a child he took lessons with Daisy Peterson Sweeney, Oscar Peterson's sister. With a long career as a performer, composer, and educator, Jones is an important player in the international jazz piano scene. Piano Jazz celebrates Jones' 82nd birthday with this session from 1990. His music speaks for itself as he plays his own tune "Jordio." Then McPartland and Jones say it all with "Three Little Words."


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Norah Jones, 2003

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:02:23 -0400

Vocalist Norah Jones has a smoky, sweet voice that makes standards sound not only revived, but completely new. Her style branches out into the realms of folk, country and western, soul, pop, and jazz. In 2003, the year she was McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz, she won her first Grammy Awards for her debut album, Come Away with Me. Jones brings her warm vocals to Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You," and McPartland and Jones kick off a "Beautiful Friendship."


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Marty Napoleon, 1992

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:00:44 -0400

Pianist Marty Napoleon (1921 – 2015) came from a musical family. He was the nephew of trumpeter and bandleader Phil Napoleon and brother of pianist Teddy Napoleon. In 1950 he joined his uncle's group, The Memphis Five, and later became a member of the Big Four, led by Charlie Ventura. He also played with Louis Armstrong's All Stars, led his own trio, and performed as a soloist. On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Napoleon solos on his original "Over and Over," and McPartland joins for "All of Me."


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David Sanchez, 1998

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:06:21 -0400

Multiple Grammy Award-winning saxophonist David Sanchez weaves threads of Latin American and North American jazz into a colorful tapestry. His vast experience includes performances with Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Kenny Barron. On this 1998 Piano Jazz, bassist John Benitez, drummer Adam Cruz, and host McPartland join Sanchez in a quartet to perform "My Shining Hour" and "The Way You Look Tonight."


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Marilyn Crispell, 1998

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:30:11 -0400

Critics hail pianist Marilyn Crispell as a "luminous presence at the forefront of creative music." Known for challenging compositions and improvisations, she plays free jazz with an evocative and disciplined style. She has performed on stages the world over and in 2005 received a Guggenheim Fellowship. On this 1998 Piano Jazz, Crispell solos her own composition "Fragments." She and McPartland conclude the hour with Monk's "Straight, No Chaser."


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Eric Reed, 1995

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:22:31 -0400

Pianist and composer Eric Reed began playing piano as a small child. He was only 18 when he played his first string of gigs with Wynton Marsalis, work that catapulted him to the forefront of jazz musicians. He has played with Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, and Joshua Redman, among others, and has established himself as a notable leader, producer, and educator. On this 1995 Piano Jazz, the then 24-year-old Reed's distinctive style is evident on a solo of "Cedar's Blues."


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