Marian McPartland Trio

With Guest Lee Konitz

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

This CD has one of the most rewarding of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio shows. Guest Lee Konitz proves to be a very thoughtful and sometimes witty guest. Konitz talks about what he learned from Tristano and in turn what he tries to get across to students himself. He clearly enjoys discussing the magic of improvisation. In addition, the music on this program is uniformly outstanding. For "All the Things You Are" the altoist coaxes McPartland to play freely without a chord structure. He takes "Stella By Starlight" unaccompanied, creates some unpredictable duets with McPartland on familiar yet still fresh standards, plays some abstract piano with the host on "Tactile Talk," and sounds beautiful on soprano during "Little Girl Blue"; upon the latter song's conclusion, Konitz admits that he had never played the song before. This CD ranks up there with the Bill Evans show as the most significant of the Piano Jazz programs thus far released on CD.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 01:23 Amazon
2 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Lee Konitz / Marian McPartland 03:14 Amazon
3 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 03:42 Amazon
4 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Lee Konitz / Marian McPartland 02:53 Amazon
5 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 03:27 Amazon
6 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Lee Konitz 03:03 Amazon
7 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 00:51 Amazon
8 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 04:02 Amazon
9 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 01:54 Amazon
10 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Lee Konitz / Marian McPartland 04:42 Amazon
11 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 01:15 Amazon
12 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Lee Konitz / Marian McPartland 02:55 Amazon
13 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 03:22 Amazon
14 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Lee Konitz / Marian McPartland 03:21 Amazon
15 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 00:26 Amazon
16 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 04:34 Amazon
17 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Marian McPartland 03:19 Amazon
18 Marian McPartland Trio feat: Lee Konitz / Marian McPartland 05:15 Amazon
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