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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Apr 11, 2014 — Cape Cod's "First Lady of Jazz" performs a medley of tunes by Fats Waller, her stride-piano mentor, in this session from 1983.
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Apr 4, 2014 — In a 2002 session, Miller's unique harmonic and rhythmic style comes through in his composition, "Carousel." He also joins host Marian McPartland for Duke Ellington's "What Am I Here For?"
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Mar 28, 2014 — On this episode of Piano Jazz, host Marian McPartland accompanies Reeves in "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" and "Million Dollar Secret."
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Mar 21, 2014 — Marian McPartland joins the pianist and horn player in "Yesterdays" and "Nadine's Blues" in 1988.
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Mar 21, 2014 — With his heady, bop-rooted explorations of improvised music, pianist and composer Hill stretched the boundaries of jazz. He demonstrated his mastery of melody, rhythm and technique in a 2005 session.
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Mar 14, 2014 — Brackeen, the only female alumnus of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, plays originals, standards and a few Ornette Coleman-inspired tunes with host Marian McPartland.
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Mar 7, 2014 — Host Marian McPartland talks to her longtime friend and idol on the first episode, recorded in 1978 with Williams and bassist Ronnie Boykins.
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Feb 28, 2014 — Coltrane performs her own "Transfiguration" and joins host Marian McPartland in "Giant Steps."
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Feb 21, 2014Piano Jazz remembers the musician, composer, arranger and band leader with this 1998 session, recorded before an audience at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.
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Feb 14, 2014 — The then-16-year-old jazz phenom sings "All the Things You Are" and plays "Round Midnight" in a 2008 session with Marian McPartland.
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