Marian McPartland, radio days
There’s a rare screening next week of a film that recalls the career highlights of pianist Marian McPartland, host of US public radio network NPR’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, the programme that since 1978 has offered a startlingly different look at how pianists present themselves both in conversation and musically.
With Mary Lou Williams and Thelonious Monk in
A Great Day of Harlem, in 1958.
An American radio institution In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland traces McPartland’s time in the States since leaving England where her jazz story began in the late-1940s and concentrates on the 94-year-old’s tunes and improvisational style down the years, recalling the Hickory House years the 52nd street jazz spot where steaks were on the menu, and sitting-in the order of the day.
Marian McPartland, top and pictured
The screening is on Sunday 24 March at the Stables in Wavendon
For tickets and more details go to www.stables.org