Piano Jazz Shorts
By South Carolina Educational Radio Network
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A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
||Shirley Horn, 1995||Jazz musicians have long admired pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn (1934 – 2005). Her sensitive and relaxed playing style and unique vocals earned her comparisons to fellow jazz greats such as Count Basie and Nat King Cole. In this Piano Jazz session fr||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bonus: "Ginny Mancini Love Story"||On this special edition of the Piano Jazz Shorts Podcast, we remember the life of Henry Mancini, who would have been 91 April 16th. Ginny Mancini was a recent guest on NPR's Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, and she told how she and Henry met, fell in||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stanley Cowell,1999||Recorded before a live audience at NPR studios in Washington, DC, Marian McPartland hosted pianist Stanley Cowell for this 1999 Piano Jazz. Known for his brilliant and highly personal approach, Cowell bridges traditional and contemporary styles of jazz. H||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Henry Mancini, 1985||Composer, arranger, and pianist Henry Mancini (1924 – 1994) penned some of the most memorable tunes of the modern era. Throughout his career, he recorded more than 90 albums and won 20 Grammys and four Oscars. To mark what would have been his 91st birth||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Carmen McRae, 1985||Vocalist Carmen McRae (April 8, 1920 – 1994) was an expert of rhythm, deft phrasing, and personal, bittersweet ballads. Her enigmatic, dark contralto voice relied upon the ironic interpretation of lyrics that has placed her among the pantheon of female||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Pizzarelli, 2001||Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli is one of the hottest jazz acts on the scene today. With his swinging and sophisticated style, he makes music that sounds both classic and modern. He's the son of jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, who helped him||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dardanelle Hadley, 1984||Jazz vocalist and pianist Dardanelle Hadley (1917 – 1997) was born Marcia Marie Mullen, the daughter of vocalist/pianist Marcius Mosely "Buck" Mullen. In the 1940s, she formed a trio that played regularly at the Copacabana Club in New York, and she went||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Remembering (Marian March 20, 2014)||Remembering Marian: A Celebration of the Music and Life of Marian McPartland was held on March 20, 2014. On what would have been her ninety-sixth birthday, the Piano Jazz family gathered at 92Y in New York to say goodbye. Hosted by Jon Weber, friends and||3/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mercer Ellington, 1994||Copyist, arranger, and musician Mercer Ellington (1919 –1996) worked for his father, Duke Ellington, as a horn player in Duke's band before becoming manager of the group. He took on additional duties, such as composing for the group, resulting in his or||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Arturo Sandoval, 2002||Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is one of Cuba's best-known musical exports. On this Piano Jazz from 2002, Sandoval showcases his talent as a pianist and composer. His inspiration for turning to the piano came from his mentor, Dizzy Gi||2/24/2015||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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