Jazz Unlimited on Sunday evening, September 22 is “A Tribute to Marian McPartland and New Music.” Pianist Marian McPartland was born in England and during World War II met and married traditional jazz trumpeter Jimmy McPartland soon after the war. Soon Marian had a long running gig at the Hickory House on 52nd Street. This eventually led, in addition to her busy performance schedule, to a career in radio. Her show “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz” was a staple on NPR from 1978 to 2011. Marian died on August 20, 2013. The first hour of Jazz Unlimited is dedicated to her music. The last two hours of the show will present new music by pianist Greg Goebel, guitarist-vocalist Kristin Lloyd, pianist and big band leader Orrin Evans, saxophonist Grace Kelly, clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, vocalist Lorraine Feather, the Ken Vandermark 5, trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff, vocalist Gabrielle Agachiko, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and pianist Lucien Ban.
The Slide Show shows my images of some of the artists heard on the show.
This Audio Archive of the 9/22/13 show will be available until the morning of 9/30/13
Here is Marian McPartland playing "Afterglow" at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1975