Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast (With Bill Evans)
Bill Evans & Marian McPartland
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Dreamy combination of jazz greats!
There is no better person to interview jazz musicians than Marian McPartland and there is no better jazz pianist than Bill Evans. This is a must-have for anyone who loves jazz piano, not just to listen to it but to understand it. This is worth buying just for the songs but to have Marian and Bill in conversation, too, is the whipped cream on the strawberries. What wonderful company on interminable plane rides.
A True Treasure
I knew I was going to love this even before I listened to the first track. Any fan of Bill Evans will want to have this in their library. Where else can you hear Bill talk about his music and his approach to piano playing while actually sitting at the piano and demonstrating. As for fans of Marian's show, you can tell this is early in the making. It seems not as structured and they talk more over the playing. I actually think that makes it better because you can tell Marian and Bill are both comfortable and relaxed. BTW, The conversation before The Touch of Your Lips ans then the performance.......WOW!
what beautiful music. buy this and don't forget it, ever
Born: August 16, 1929 in Plainfield, NJ
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s