Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast

by Shirley Horn
     
 

The late pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn appeared on Marian McPartland's NPR-syndicated Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast in 1984, six years after she had begun recording and performing again after a lengthy hiatus. The material played here, as expected, is comprised of standards…  See more details below

Overview

The late pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn appeared on Marian McPartland's NPR-syndicated Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast in 1984, six years after she had begun recording and performing again after a lengthy hiatus. The material played here, as expected, is comprised of standards with the exception of a four-handed blues jam at the end of the program entitled "Shirley's Blues." There are a few surprises -- in duet readings of "Billie's Bounce," and Billy Strayhorn's wonderful "Blood Count," as well as a flawed middle section of Don Redman's nugget "Cherry." Horn is in fine voice here, just top-form, really, as in "I Could Have Told You So," where her trademark ballad whisper can just send chills down the spine. The conversation here is lively and fun-filled as well. There is great warmth and humor between Horn and McPartland. As is the usual format of these discs, conversation appears on every other track, and the music takes up the great majority of the program. Thank goodness for CD players and their ability to skip and program tracks quickly, as the musical end of the program makes for especially fine listening.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2006
Label:
Jazz Alliance
UPC:
0727489205329
catalogNumber:
12053
Rank:
18359

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Horn   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Interviewee
Marian McPartland   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Shirley Horn   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
George Horn   Mastering
Marian McPartland   Composer,Author,Interviewer
Mike Moran   Engineer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Nick Phillips   Executive Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Dick Phipps   Producer,Audio Production
Hal Hopper   Composer
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Tom Adair   Composer
Paul De Barros   Liner Notes
Andrea R. Nelson   Cover Design

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