Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
May 17, 2013 — Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
May 10, 2013 — Marian McPartland accompanies the vocalist on music from the Gershwins, Duke Ellington and more.
May 3, 2013 — Saxophonist Phil Woods is a true master of all things bop. He's been one of the top alto players since his debut in the mid-1950s, and he's been called the musical heir to Charlie Parker. In this session from 2003, Woods joins host Marian McPartland, bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin in "How About You" and "Fine and Dandy."
Apr 26, 2013 — The ever-evolving Pat Metheny constantly experiments with new technology, honing his improvisational skills and refining his unique style. On this episode of Piano Jazz, Pat Metheny performs with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanche.
Apr 19, 2013 — Bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding has taken the jazz world by storm with her grooving bass lines and her neo-soul vocals. Here, she shows off her talent on Lionel Hampton's "Midnight Sun" and sings a song that seems to sum up her approach: "Jazz Ain't Nothing but Soul."
Apr 12, 2013 — The pianist plays raucous original tunes with an Afro-Caribbean flavor with host Marian McPartland.
Apr 5, 2013 — Influential vocalist and pianist Mose Allison joins Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland for a set of originals and a few favorite tunes by Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and more.
Mar 29, 2013 — The Queen of the Organ solos on "Skylark" and joins host Marian McPartland on "In a Mellow Tone."
Mar 22, 2013 — When this episode of Piano Jazz was recorded in 2006, Krall was seven and a half months pregnant with twins. Hear the pianist and vocalist play "P.S. I Love You" and "Little Girl Blue."
Mar 15, 2013 — Through a career that's encompassed folk, rock, country and operetta, the singer has even recorded with minimalist composer Philip Glass. In this session recorded live at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass., Ronstadt sticks to jazz standards like "Lush Life."