Marian McPartland

At the Festival

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One of Marian McPartland's better all-round sets for Concord, this date features the veteran pianist at the 1979 Concord Jazz Festival. Joined by bassist Brian Torff and drummer Jake Hanna, McPartland plays her own "In the Days of Our Love" plus five diverse standards that range from "Cotton Tail" to Chick Corea's "Windows." For the last three numbers ("Here's That Rainy Day," "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Oleo"), McPartland's trio is joined by the excellent but underrated altoist Mary Fettig Park; when is she going to record an album of her own? Recommended.

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