In a few weeks I’ll be recording a tribute CD featuring compositions by one of my jazz heroes, Marian McPartland, a great pianist, good friend and tireless jazz advocate whom we lost a little over two years ago. Marian always said she wanted more people to record her compositions, and they certainly deserve to be more widely known. Her writing was lyrical, challenging and original. Over the years I recorded a few of her pieces in solo piano and trio formats, and I’m glad I did that while she was still around to hear them. For this recording, I’ve reworked several of her compositions for sextet. We have a wonderful band and a legendary producer and I can’t wait to tell you more soon!
2 Replies to “In the Studio Soon: Recording the Music of Marian McPartland”
Great news, Roberta. I did hear the show you did with Marian several years ago. Actually, that was my first introduction to your music and you as a player. Love your artistry.
Thank you Bill. Which show did you hear? The first one in 1994, the second one around 2001, or the third one in 2011?