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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Aug 15, 2014 — Oscar Peterson was one of the giants of jazz piano. On this program from 1998, Peterson demonstrates his deft touch and amazing technique.
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Aug 8, 2014 — In this session from 2005, the prolific songwriter performs some of his most famous works, such as "What the World Needs Now is Love" and "Close to You."
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Aug 1, 2014 — In this session from 2003, Keys plays one of her signature tunes, "Fallin,'" and joins host Marian McPartland in singing "Good Morning Heartache."
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Jul 28, 2014 — Dave Brubeck called her "one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard." She digs up an old tune and calls two Monk numbers on this 1992 episode of the program.
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Jul 18, 2014 — The contralto joined host Marian McPartland in 2000 to perform "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and Lundy's own piece, "Quiet Times."
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Jul 11, 2014 — The vibraphonist, a formidable soloist, has broadened his work as a composer, bandleader and educator. He takes on standards, performs an original on piano and mashes up Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.
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Jul 3, 2014 — The guitar legend made a rare appearance on Piano Jazz in 1999, bringing with him his trio — Lou Paulo on guitar and Paul Nowinski on bass.
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Jun 27, 2014 — On this episode of Piano Jazz, the influence of Keith Jarrett and Bud Powell peeks through as the hitmaker performs "Solar" and "Parisian Thoroughfare."
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Jun 20, 2014 — The pianist shows off her compositional skills when she plays her own tune ("Hope Springs Eternally"), and she joins host Marian McPartland on "Someday My Prince Will Come."
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Jun 13, 2014 — The saxophonist joins host Marian McPartland with "Isfahan" and pulls out his flute for "Ambiance" in a session from 2005.
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