Marian McPartland / Stanley Cowell

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Guest Stanley Cowell

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There is more music on this edition of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio show than usual. Although Cowell talks a little about his beginnings and his compositions, the emphasis is on their playing and McPartland seems inspired by the chance to perform with a challenging modernist. Cowell performs "Top of Your Head Blues," a fresh rendition of "'Round Midnight" and his "Equipoise," McPartland explores "God Bless the Child" and together they jam on "Stella by Starlight," Percy Heath's "Watergate Blues," "Cherokee" and "You Took Advantage of Me"; on the latter Cowell shows what he learned from studying Art Tatum.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:22
2 3:33
3
feat: Cowell
6:51
4 2:21
5 6:23
6 2:21
7
0:23
8 0:50
9
feat: Cowell
6:25
10 1:37
11 3:48
12 1:15
13
feat: Cowell
6:02
14 1:11
15 4:38
16 1:27
17
feat: Cowell
4:44
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