for years marian mcpartland has been trying to line-up keith jarrett for a piano jazz session. following his stellar performance at carnegie hall in 2005, marian confronted the elusive performer and convinced him to put in an appearance on her show. it was recorded in jarrett’s home studio. it’s her typical format – talk for a few minutes, play for a few minutes.

set list for keith jarrett on piano jazz:  

improvisation (jarrett)  
blackberry winter (mcglohon, wilder)  
free piece (jarrett, mcpartland)  
portrait of keith jarrett (mcpartland)  
country (jarrett)  
indian summer (herbert)

wbfo saturday jan 13th at 8pm

wicn sunday jan 14th at 4pm
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ahhh, marian...
god bless her sweet soul.
marian is a national treasure with that show.
and she is truly amazing, still playing club dates across the country in her 80's.  she's very entertaining and funny, too.
i see the john medeski is on emusic now so i presume concord will put this one out there too.  having the ones that are pressed would be a great collection!
thought some might be interested in the list (from emusic in this case) of the interviews that have been published.  oh, and of course the bill evans one which is published as a single cut.  very cool!

marian mcpartland / elvis costello  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz featuring clark terry  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz featuring dick wellstood  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz featuring stanley cowell  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest shirley horn  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest benny carter  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest henry mancini  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest jay mcshann  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest john medeski  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest les mccann  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest lionel hampton  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest rosemary clooney  
marian mcpartland's piano jazz with guest roy eldridge  
piano jazz with guest teddy wilson
missed a couple of others: bruce hornsby, mary lou williams, carmen mcrae, dave brubeck, chick corea, oscar peterson, steely dan, dizzy gillespie.

the woman is amazing!
she is a walking source of jazz history!
anybody hear the keith jarrett episode???
somebody knows whether you can listen to them on the internet? i am from  germany, so radio is not an option
i have never found them on the internet.  the ones i outlined are all available on cd and the first set is available for download from emusic ( - a great service!).
an 7 minute interview with marian mcparland about her radio show recorded 2 years ago.

also a link to npr radio with schddules both in us and abroad.
i missed this one and have got to hear it ! did anyone happen to record it ?
i missed it, but the following is from the keith jarrett forum:

the program with jarrett will be broadcast on kcsm  
radio this coming wed. jan. 17 at 9 pm pacific coast  
time. listeners can tune in online at:  

also someone has put it temporarily on the internet at  

i'm listening as i type...

many of the public radio stations that broadcast piano jazz do transmit over the web too.
wow, marian plays some tunes in the jarrett style and it's beautiful.
temporary it was - heh heh - oh well
here's a link to the broadcast with jarret
cool!! thanks!
that was great!  thanks for posting the link.
there's many files you can access at this site.  if you register, which is free, you can do a search.

this is another recording of jarrett.  its a review of his carnegie hall concert.  the file is a bit long.  if you click on the progress bar and advance to about 10:30 which is the start of the review.
i have a cd of his playing live, and he always makes these whining noises while he's playing. it's so annoying and loud that i can't concentrate on his playing.  anyone else feel this way?
yes, i feel the same way.  i wish we could get some kind of digital filter to remove the keith jarrett nasally whining, because i really do like to hear his playing.
had the same thought when listening to glenn gould on bach's goldberg variations.  can't get rid of the vocals.  but after a while, i just started to appreciate the vocals for the 'human interest' value.
listening to a lot of keith, you will soon get used to his vocalisms and hardly notice it. that's when you really notice the beauty of his music.

watching him on video however is another story. i can't help wondering, doesn't this guy have any idea how ridiculous he looks?

sure enjoyed the mcpartland interview, though. i didn't think he came off as arrogant like some people have said.
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