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Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland has made jazz piano duets into something of an art form. Sure, it's been done before, but not very often. There are the Pete Johnson/Albert Ammons duet sessions that made both boogie pianists stars, but save for the occasional live performance where a couple of luminaries may have sat in together to present a finale to a concert, there aren't that many examples in the jazz canon. In the 20 or so years that she's hosted her program Piano Jazz on National Public Radio, Marian McPartland has done her level best to boost the profile of this neglected jazz instrumental format. “Somehow” McPartland tells me during a phone interview from San Francisco, where she's playing with her trio at Yoshi's, “I've always been associated with either two or four pianos. The first gig I ever had years ago was a four piano act in England, where we performed in vaudeville all over the country.”

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Discography

Twilight World

Twilight World

Concord Music Group
2008

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Marian McPartland's...

Audiophile Records
2005

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85 Candles: Live in New York

85 Candles: Live in...

Concord Music Group
2005

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85 Candles - Live in New York

85 Candles - Live in...

Concord Music Group
2005

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Piano Jazz

Piano Jazz

Concord Music Group
2005

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Lionel Hampton

Marian McPartland's...

Concord Music Group
2004

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