Marian McPartland / Dave Brubeck

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Guest Dave Brubeck

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

The date listed for this addition of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz show is an estimate since the first few releases put out on the Jazz Alliance series unfortunately left out that detail. Dave Brubeck and Marian McPartland have known each other since the early '50s and their mutual respect and love is felt in their conversation and reminiscences. With the exception of the opening duet on "St. Louis Blues" and the closing "Take Five," all of the selections performed are Brubeck's compositions. He takes "Thank You" and the brief "Polytonal Blues" solo and McPartland explores "Summer Song" but the most intriguing tracks are the duets, particularly "The Duke," "In Your Own Sweet Way" and the ad-lib "Free Piece." This was one of Marian McPartland's better shows.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 03:11 Amazon
2 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 07:08
3 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 02:23 Amazon
4 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 03:17
5 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 02:35 Amazon
6 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 04:02
7 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 06:57 Amazon
8 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 05:01
9 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 05:41 Amazon
10 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 02:37
11 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 01:25 Amazon
12 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 04:33
13 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 02:30 Amazon
14 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 03:19
15 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 01:34 Amazon
16 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 01:03
17 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 02:25 Amazon
18 Dave Brubeck / Marian McPartland 04:23
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