Contrasts

Contrasts

by Marian McPartland
     
 

Contrasts is a two-fer collection of work by pianist Marian McPartland featuring the albums Plays the Music of Alec Wilder and Marian and Jimmy McPartland: A Sentimental Journey. Showcasing the exquisite playing of the NPR jazz host, both albums are worth checking out. Disc one should appeal to longtime McPartland fans…  See more details below

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Contrasts is a two-fer collection of work by pianist Marian McPartland featuring the albums Plays the Music of Alec Wilder and Marian and Jimmy McPartland: A Sentimental Journey. Showcasing the exquisite playing of the NPR jazz host, both albums are worth checking out. Disc one should appeal to longtime McPartland fans with the pianist working through the compositions of Alec Wilder in a straight-ahead trio style. Disc two, though, is the real revelation, with McPartland joining her cornetist/vocalist husband, Jimmy, and his New Orleans trad-style band for a live date. The music is much hotter than McPartland's solo work -- she "comps" beautifully behind soloists -- and it's a treat to hear her in this more bluesy, extroverted context.

Editorial Reviews

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A welcome treat for those jazz fans who enjoy her wonderful piano performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
Label:
Jazz Alliance
UPC:
0727489204421
catalogNumber:
12044
Rank:
149528

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marian McPartland   Primary Artist,Piano
Buddy Tate   Saxophone
Jimmy McPartland   Cornet,Vocals
Michael Moore   Bass
Larry Bell   Drums
Hank Berger   Banjo,Trombone
Mike Bergeron   Drums
Joe Corsello   Drums
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Rusty Gilder   Bass
Gus Johnson   Drums
Jack Maheu   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Mick Guzauski   Engineer
Frank Laico   Engineer
Marian McPartland   Producer,Liner Notes
Sandi Young   Art Direction,Cover Design
S. Kureczko   Engineer
Diana Robinson   Cover Photo
J. Scariza   Engineer,Remixing
R. Zicari   Engineer
Joe Hendrick   Cover Collage
James T. Maher   Liner Notes

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