Celebrating the compositions of Marian McPartland.
Piano legend Marian McPartland was eulogized in 2013 as a supremely elegant and accomplished jazz stylist who gracefully conversed and collaborated with a vast array of fellow improvisers from her perch as a beloved public radio host. But her creative output as a composer tends to be overlooked, a situation that should be rectified by Roberta Piket’s brilliantly realized One for Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland. Produced for Thirteenth Note Records by jazz veteran Todd Barkan, it’s a revelatory sextet project that shines a warm, loving light on an extraordinary but under-appreciated body of work.
Roberta Piket piano
Steve Wilson alto saxophone and flute
Virginia Mayhew tenor saxophone and clarinet
Bill Mobley trumpet and flugelhorn
Harvie S bass
Billy Mintz drums