Piano Jazz Shorts
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A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
||Clean"Chucho" Valdés , 2001||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 grou||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLee Musiker, 2005||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. H||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCecilia Smith, 2000||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 t||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeonard Feather, 1988||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||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOliver Jones, 1990||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 i||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorah Jones, 2003||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||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarty Napoleon, 1992||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 B||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Sanchez, 1998||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 Bridgewate||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarilyn Crispell, 1998||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 ov||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric Reed, 1995||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,||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This show is a National Treasure. I have been listening for years the only problem is it's on at 9 pm on a Saturday night when I am out with the wife and friends and often miss it. Now with Podcasts that no longer needs to be the case but only 7 minutes? Please! Put the full show up NPR. This show deserves to be heard. Everytime I have a friend tune their car radio into this show they are blown away. It is an Island of class and art in a crass world.
This is a wonderful podcast. The conversational style mixed with music is really great to listen to. I wish the whole show were put on the podcast...I would love to hear more of the music.
Awesome show, but why not do the whole thing?
This show is such an amazing treat. It can't be that difficult to podcast the whole thing. In fact, wouldn't it be easier (no editing it down to 7 minutes, just record, and rip!)?
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