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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.



Copyright: Copyright 2006 SCETV
 



Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap, 2006

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Vocalist Sandy Stewart first emerged as a star on the cabaret scene during the 1960s, and her marriage to Broadway composer Moose Charlap kept her plugged into a vibrant music community. In 2005, Stewart and her son, pianist Bill Charlap, collaborated on their first album together, "Love Is Here to Stay." On this Piano Jazz from 2006, mother and son bring a rare combination of swing and sophistication with a performance of "Two for the Road."


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Duke Jordan, 1980

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

This Piano Jazz remembers one of the great innovators of the bebop style—pianist Duke Jordan (1922 – 2006). He's perhaps best known for his innovative work with Charlie Parker's legendary 1947 quintet, and he played with a number of other legends including Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, and Sonny Stitt. Jordan joined McPartland in 1980 for a session including duets on "Groovin' High" and his original "Jordu."


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Eddie Gomez, 1993

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

A two-time Grammy Award winner, bassist Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over five decades. He has held down rhythm sections and set the groove for some of the heavyweights of jazz—from Bill Evans to Miles Davis to Chick Corea. His masterful touch and sense of swing shine through, whether he's grooving in the background or bringing the bass up front as he does on an improvised solo composition on this 1993 Piano Jazz. He and McPartland dazzle with performances including "My Foolish Heart" and "All of You."


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LeeAnn Ledgerwood, 1990

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Pianist LeeAnn Ledgerwood studied at the Berkley College of Music alongside fellow musicians Branford Marsalis and Terrence Blanchard. She became a protégée of Marian McPartland, who encouraged her to pursue a career in jazz. She was McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz in 1990. In this session Ledgerwood shows off her keen sense of style with "I Want to Talk about You." McPartland joins in for a duo version of "Broadway."


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Nat Hentoff, 2006

Tue, 30 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

A prolific author and jazz critic for more than half a century, Nat Hentoff (1925 – January 7, 2017) wrote for publications including the Village Voice, Down Beat, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. For his commitment to jazz and his unique contribution to the music, Hentoff was honored in 2005 by the NEA as a Jazz Master—the first such honor bestowed on a non-musician. On this 2006 Piano Jazz, McPartland honors her guest by performing a "Portrait of Nat Hentoff."


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Joyce DiCamillo, 2000

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

For more than thirty years, pianist and composer Joyce DiCamillo has led her own trio, which critics hail as "a compact unit that breathes almost as one." A dedicated educator, DiCamillo appears in high schools and universities around the country and is a model for women in jazz. On this Piano Jazz from 2000, she demonstrates her considerable keyboard talents on "If I Should Lose You." DiCamillo and McPartland join forces for a rendition of "What Is This Thing Called Love."


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Terence Blanchard. 2004

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Multiple Grammy winner, trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard carries the torch of New Orleans jazz in the tradition of the great Louis Armstrong, who shares his hometown. This spring Blanchard comes to Charleston, South Carolina, with his quintet, The E-Collective, to perform at the Spoleto Festival. In 2004 he was McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz. McPartland and Blanchard are joined by bassist Gary Mazzaroppi for a trio set of standards such as "I Thought about You" and "Now's the Time."


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Dee Dee Bridgewater, 2003

Tue, 09 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater began her career as the lead vocalist of a jazz band. She honed her talent and headed to Broadway in 1975, where her performance in The Wiz was honored with a Tony Award. She is a featured performer at this year's Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. On this Piano Jazz from 2003, Bridgewater exhibits her knowledge and enthusiasm when she sings "September Song" and "Beginning to See the Light."


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T.S. Monk, 1995

Tue, 02 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Percussionist T.S. Monk was born into the world of jazz. As the son of Thelonious Monk, his home was the gathering place for musicians such as Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach, who gave him his first pair of drumsticks. An accomplished musician, T.S. has charted his own course as a composer, arranger, and melodic drummer. In 1995 he and McPartland dedicated this Piano Jazz set to Thelonious, performing classics such as "'Round Midnight," "Mysterioso," and "Straight, No Chaser."


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Carmen Cavallaro, 1989

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Carmen Cavallaro (1913 – 1989) was known as the "Poet of the Piano," whose tender style created an ideal atmosphere for romantics worldwide. An outstanding pianist and a versatile performer, Cavallaro played everything from beguiling ballads to swinging jazz numbers and vibrant interpretations of Latin American melodies. He was McPartland's guest shortly before he passed away in 1989. On this Piano Jazz, Cavallaro solos on his own arrangement of "Cole Porter Melody" and joins McPartland for a piece entitled "Lover."


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