Marian McPartland / Bobby Short

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Guest Bobby Short

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Bobby Short is a cabaret performer who has always had an interest in swing-oriented jazz. During his appearance on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio show, the mutual respect felt by the two pianists is obvious in their conversations and storytelling. Musically Short plays "Mood Indigo," "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans" and "My Shining Hour" solo (singing on the latter), McPartland is featured on "Nobody's Heart" and "Reflections in D" and there are a few duets, highlighted by "Just One of Those Things" and "It Don't Mean a Thing." This relaxed CD is more for Bobby Short fans than for jazz collectors but it has its interesting moments.

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