Piano Jazz Shorts podcast
Kenny Drew, Jr., 199210/22/14
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE This broadcast of Piano Jazz is in memory of pianist Kenny Drew Jr. (June 14, 1958 - August 3, 2014). The son of pianist Kenny Drew, who rose to fame in the fifties and sixties, Kenny Drew Jr. made his...
Roy Hargrove, 1998
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove has played with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Mulgrew Miller, and Bobby Watson. His blazing sound, depth of feeling, and joy...
Cassandra Wilson, 1999
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE In this 1999 edition of Piano Jazz, recorded live at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City, host McPartland welcomes vocalist Cassandra Wilson for an hour of jazz standards. Wilson is known...
Benny Green, 2003
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Hard bop pianist Benny Green was mentored by Walter Bishop Jr. and has appeared on more than 100 recordings with artists such as Betty Carter, Milt Jackson, and Diana Krall. In 1993, Oscar Peterson chose...
Joe Wilder, 2001
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE This broadcast of Piano Jazz is in memory of trumpeter Joe Wilder (February 22, 1922 – May 9, 2014). Wilder had his first professional gig at age nineteen and went on to play with some of the most popular...
Freddy Cole, 1998
Pianist, composer, and vocalist Freddy Cole can take any song and bring out colors and nuances never heard before. As Nat King Cole’s younger brother, he has developed his own style to showcase his familial vocal talents. He brings this special...
Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, 2008
Husband and wife pianists Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes join McPartland in this 2008 session, pushing the bounds of the Piano Jazz format to include three pianos in one room. Charlap is one of the finest interpreters of American popular song and...
Chris Potter, 2001
Saxophonist Chris Potter is an expressive, inventive, and quick-thinking improviser. In this 2001 session, he talks with McPartland about his experience working in trumpeter Red Rodney’s band and performs “I Should Care” with bassist Scott Colley....
Helen Merrill, 1995
Helen Merrill’s voice is an instrument that sometimes carries the melody and sometimes complements the improvisational skills of her co-musicians. In this session from 1995, McPartland performs a “Portrait of Helen Merrill.” Merrill joins McPartland...
Makoto Ozone, 1984
A world-class jazz composer and pianist, Makoto Ozoné began playing organ at age two and picked up piano at age twelve after falling in love with the music of Oscar Peterson. On this Piano Jazzfrom 2002, Ozoné shows his total mastery of the keyboard...
Christian McBride, 2001
A veteran Piano Jazzsideman, Christian McBride has accompanied guests including J.J. Johnson and Cassandra Wilson. In this session from 2001, McBride takes the spotlight as a dynamic composer and stylist who leads a new generation of jazz players. He...
Oscar Peterson, 1998
Pianist Oscar Peterson was one of the giants of jazz piano. Fast fingers and a hardwired sense of swing defined Peterson and made him a favorite musical partner for everyone from Ella to Dizzy to Herbie Hancock. Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December...
Burt Bacharach, 2005
”Composer, arranger, and conductor Burt Bacharach is a true legend of American popular music. With such landmark tunes as “Alfie” and “The Look of Love,” Bacharach has charmed audiences and earned multiple Grammys and Academy Awards. He sits down with...
Alicia Keys, 2004
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Alicia Keys has rocked the pop and R&B worlds with her velvet voice. A New York native, Keys brings the influence of jazz greats like Fats Waller to her piano playing, while her songwriting style is inspired by Stevie...
Jessica Williams, 1992
Pianist and composer Jessica Williams has gained critical acclaim and multiple Grammy nominations for her writing and remarkable skill at the keyboard. Dave Brubeck called her “one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard.” On this Piano...
Carmen Lundy, 2000
Critics hail Carmen Lundy as one of the world’s greatest jazz vocalists. Her beautiful contralto voice perfectly conveys the soul and depth of her compositions. In 1999, she joined McPartland to perform Mary Lou’s Mass by Mary Lou Williams at the...
Joe Locke, 1996
Vibraphonist extraordinaire Joe Locke has recorded with artists such as Eddie Henderson and Grover Washington, Jr. and he continues to tour worldwide. Known for the emotional range of his solo work, he has established himself as a composer and...
Les Paul, 1999
Guitarist and pioneering inventor Les Paul was known for his innovations in recording technique and his phenomenal guitar sound. His jazz roots can be traced to the early 1930s when he performed Eddie Lang- and Django Reinhardt-styled jazz on his own...
Bruce Hornsby, 2004
Respected for his piano playing and creative songwriting, Bruce Hornsby wows critics and fans alike with his fresh and unique sound. Since his 1986 Grammy win as Best New Artist with the album, The Way It Is, Hornsby’s compositions have traversed an...
Helen Sung, 2007
Pianist Helen Sung is a dazzling and passionate player originally from Houston, TX. A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, she has played with such luminaries as Clark Terry and Wynton Marsalis. Sung shows off her...
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