Marian McPartland

A Fine Romance

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This live date with bassist Frank Tate and drummer Ted Moore originates from a Buffalo nightclub. Mixing lively renditions of standards, popular music of the day, and a classic Ellington medley, McPartland is clearly enjoying herself. The high points include her soft brilliant ballad "Silent Pool" and a reflective "I'll Remember April"; the only unimpressive track is "Feelings," included on the date itself as well as the record due to the insistence of the club owner and label owner -- not Marian, who despises the song!