Marian McPartland's Jazz World
Marian McPartland

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Narrated By: Marian McPartland

Duration: 7 hours and 46 minutes

What to expect

In this collection of musical portraits, jazz pianist and radio host Marian McPartland pays sparkling tribute to such beloved and legendary figures as Benny Goodman, Bill Evans, Joe Morello, Paul Desmond, Alec Wilder, Mary Lou Williams, and others.

In a preface to this new edition, published originally as All in Good Time, McPartland extends her commentary to include details of her long-running National Public Radio show Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz and memories of her late husband, famed Chicago trumpeter Jimmy McPartland.

Bonus Feature! This recording includes special excerpts from Marian’s highly successful program, Marian McPartland Piano Jazz, featuring interviews with Rosemary Clooney, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and Mary Lou Williams.

Genre

Popular music, Biography: arts and entertainment, Composers and songwriters, Musicians, singers, bands and groups, History of music, Music reviews and criticism

Listen to a sample

“She has done her studying from the inside: as one of the few working jazz musicians to write about the music with any frequency, she offers a perspective on the men and women who play jazz for a living that seldom finds its way into print.”

New York Times

“Marian McPartland is that rare combination, a first rank jazz musician who also can write about her music, its milieu and musicians…[She] writes with wit, acumen, and vivacity.”

San Diego Union Tribune

“This is an audio treasure…It’s clear that it’s been a joyful life as McPartland reads essays and remembrances over the decades—her joie de vivre and true immersion in jazz and its great artists come through loud and clear…the overall effect is like being invited to tea or bourbon with a savvy, kind, and talented lady of the arts.”