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.
||Willie Ruff, 1991||Willie Ruff is a master of the bass and the French horn, which he reveals as a singularly beautiful jazz instrument. Trained as a classical musician, he studied with Paul Hindemith at the Yale School of Music and signed as first horn with the Tel Aviv Sym||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tierney Sutton, 2004||Vocalist Tierney Sutton is one of the hottest jazz artists working today. A six-time Grammy nominee, her album After Blue was nominated for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" in 2015. When Sutton came on Piano Jazz in 2004, she had just released her album Dancing in||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dwike Mitchell, 1990||Pianist Dwike Mitchell (1930 – 2013) joined bassist and French horn soloist Willie Ruff in 1955 to form the Mitchell-Ruff duo, which created a stir in New York nightclubs and across the globe as they gained recognition for their elegant sound. On this 1||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gerry Mulligan, 1987||Gerry Mulligan (1927 – 1996) was best known as a baritone saxophonist. He was pivotal in developing the West Coast jazz sound and was featured in big bands for years. He also composed and performed symphonic music and played piano. In this Piano Jazz se||6/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hazel Scott, 1980||Pianist and vocalist Hazel Scott (June 11, 1920 – 1981) was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. A child prodigy, she had a life-long career as a jazz artist on stage and screen, performing late into her life throughout the US and Europe. On this||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Madeline Peyroux, Tanglewood 1995 (Bonus Podcast)||This week we're pleased to bring you a bonus episode of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Shorts Podcast featuring vocalist Madeleine Peyroux recorded at the 2005 Tanglewood Jazz Festival. Peyroux recently appeared on NPR's Song Travels and is a featured p||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Doc Cheatham, 1992||Trumpeter Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham (1905 – 1997) was known for his admirable technique and tone. His signature slight burr gave his solos an edge, but his approach was warm and elegant. He continued touring late into his life, with some of his best recor||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pamela Hines, 2000||Pamela Hines is a pianist and composer whose forte is a complex and engaging take on the structural components of music within the jazz form. She brings nuances and impressive technical abilities to all the tunes she plays, and as a composer, she draws ou||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lionel Hampton, 1989||Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton (1908 – 2002) was one of the most influential figures in the annals of jazz. He made the vibes a vital voice in the arsenal of jazz instruments and gained international fame playing in Benny Goodman's small groups and leadin||5/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gonzalo Rubalcaba, 1995||The music of pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba is a potent mixture of Cuban and American jazz. His style is both melodic and rhythmic, filled with exciting and intriguing influences. He plays everything from jazz to classical as well as music from his native land||5/5/2015||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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