Marian McPartland Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume 9

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Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume 9
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  • Label: Concord Records

Tracks:

  • 1.This Time the Dream's on Me
  • 2.A Fine Romance
  • 3.Willow Weep for Me
  • 4.Twilight World
  • 5.Clothed Woman
  • 6.Prelude to a Kiss
  • 7.The Duke
  • 8.Theme from Piano Jazz
  • 9.Love You Madly
  • 10.Easy Living
  • 11.Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  • 12.I Should Care
  • 13.My Funny Valentine
  • 14.Turnaround
  • 15.It's You or No One
  • 16.I'll Be Around

Product Description:

Personnel: Marian McPartland (piano).
Recorded live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Berkeley, California.
Personnel: Marian McPartland (piano).
Liner Note Author: Leslie Gourse.
Recording information: Maybeck Recital Hall, Berkeley, CA (01/20/1991).
Photographer: James Gudeman.
Marian McPartland has become a jazz legend over several decades and this captivating solo concert has something for everyone. Whether it's her jaunty opener "This Time the Dream's On Me," the deliberate somber take of "Willow Weep for Me," or her thunderous performance of her "Theme From Piano Jazz" (usually heard only as an incomplete snippet on her long-running NPR series), her chops are never in question. A highlight is Duke Ellington's "Clothed Woman," a piece rarely performed even by its composer. McPartland slowly unveils its shrouds, gliding through a maze of dramatic chords, joyous stride piano and repetitious vamps with a veteran's confidence (she played it with Ellington in the audience during her long run at the Hickory House in the 1950s). The CD closes with "I'll Be Around," a warm tribute to her good friend and the song's composer, the late Alec Wilder. It's a shame that this superb concert wasn't captured on video as well in order for the rest of us to catch her playfulness at the piano, her head thrown back with laughter, with her witty introductions to each piece (which are unfortunately edited out of the CD). This performance not only ranks with the best of the Maybeck solo series, but it should be considered as one of the best solo concerts ever to be released. ~ Ken Dryden

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