Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 9

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/30/1991
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431446026
  • Catalog Number: 4460
  • Sales rank: 75,341

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marian McPartland Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano
Technical Credits
Dave Brubeck Composer
Mercer Ellington Composer
Alec Wilder Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Ornette Coleman Composer
Ron Davis Engineer
Duke Ellington Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer
Marian McPartland Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Bud Spangler Engineer, Remote Recording Coordinator
Axel Stordahl Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Paul Weston Composer
Leslie Gourse Liner Notes
James Gudeman Cover Photo
Kent Judkins Art Direction
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