Taken from the National Public Radio program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz (Radio Broadcast) features the jazz pianist McPartland in conversation and performing with pianist Brad Mehldau in September of 1996. Together they discuss Mehldau's career as well as his views on jazz and playing piano. Mehldau is a thoughtful and cerebral musician and the intimate nature of McPartland's show is a good match for bringing out the best in both his demeanor and piano chops. Included are performances of such jazz standards as "From This Moment On," "Stella by Starlight," "I See Your Face Before Me" and others.
AllMusic Review by Matt Collar