Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Marian McPartland, R. I. P.

Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.


Todd Mason said...

Damn. Thanks for letting us know. She could be prickly, but what a gift her radio series was, along with her music.

George said...

Loved her PIANO JAZZ programs. And I liked her prickly disposition! Nothing bland about Marian McPartland!

Todd Mason said...

Well, it was less unpleasant when it was turned against others than one's self, George. I think I will remember our one meeting for some time yet.