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Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz from 2003: Birthday memories

My birthday is coming up on March 20. It’s a date that I share with other piano luminaries including Harold Mabern, Larry Harlow, and Marian McPartland. In 2003, I recorded a Piano Jazz episode with Marian that occurred just days before our shared birthdate. I remember walking into the studio while Marian was on the phone with Peter Jennings. I’d been sending Marian a yearly birthday card for years, and this show taping was like a big birthday present!

Many of you have asked where you can hear that 2003 Piano Jazz episode. For a limited time, I’ll be sharing the links of the individual tracks below. So, enjoy my birthday present, and post your comments!

Track 1: Marian and Deanna chat
Track 2: Deanna: Wide Open Window
Track 3: Chat and lead in to A Wonderful Guy
Track 4: Deanna: A Wonderful Guy
Track 5: Chat and lead in to Lullaby of the Leaves
Track 6: Duet: Lullaby of the Leaves
Track 7: Chat: Alec Wilder
Track 8: Marian: Where are All the Good Companions?
Track 9: Chat and lead in to The Shadow of Your Smile
Track 10: Duet: The Shadow of Your Smile
Track 11: Chat and lead in to I’ll Take Romance
Track 12: Duet: I’ll Take Romance
Track 13: Chat: background on Stranger in a Dream
Track 14: Marian: Stranger in a Dream
Track 15: Chat and lead in to The Song is You
Track 16: Duet: The Song is You
Track 17: Closing thank yous

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