Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 9

Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 9

by Marian McPartlandMarian McPartland


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/30/1991
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431446026
catalogNumber: 4460
Rank: 11513

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marian McPartland   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
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 & His Orchestra   Composer
Leslie Gourse   Liner Notes
James Gudeman   Cover Photo
Kent Judkins   Art Direction

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