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Description - Marian McPartland's Jazz World by Marian McPartland

In this collection of musical portraits, jazz pianist and radio host Marian McPartland pays tribute to such beloved and legendary figures as Benny Goodman, Bill Evans, Joe Morello, Paul Desmond, Alec Wilder, Mary Lou Williams, and others. McPartland's reminiscences and anecdotes about these jazz greats are informed by her encyclopedic knowledge of their music, making this richly detailed collection an important addition to the literature of jazz. In a preface to this new edition - originally published as All in Good Time - McPartland extends her commentary to include details of her long-running National Public Radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" and memories of her late husband, famed Chicago trumpeter Jimmy McPartland. Marian McPartland, a renowned musician, has hosted "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" on National Public Radio since April, 1979. She has many recordings to her credit and continues to perform in the United States. James T. Maher, a noted jazz, musical theater, and popular music historian, is the author of several books and many articles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252072987
ISBN-10: 0252072987
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland, a renowned musician, has hosted "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" on National Public Radio since April, 1979. She has many recordings to her credit and continues to perform in the United States. James T. Maher, a noted jazz, musical theater, and popular music historian, is the author of several books and many articles.