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i remember listening to marian mcpartland before i knew what jazz piano was all about. i remember in particular a session with denny zeitlin after he put out his first solo piano cd in the 80's, an amazing display of solo piano, and thinking to myself that this lady can tear it up. i thought she was old then and i guess she was.

marian mcpartland died at age 95 and that's a good age. i expect she'd been playing music up until the end.  

i really feel like she influenced my playing not from her own style, but from the amazing shows she had with the best piano players out there.  what a life she had- sharing with the greats on a regular basis, it's almost ridiculous how rich her musical experiences must have been.

she was part of the inspiration for putting up this site.  she always shared pianoisms and in the mid 90's i thought it would be cool to share what i knew as well (even though it was so very little!)

anyway, i'm gonna miss the particular energy this lady brought to the jazz world. rip marian mcpartland and thanks for everything!
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i originally wondered why marian mcpartland retired from hosting piano jazz until i realized that she was almost 90 when she did her last show.  the woman was still tearing it up with musicians who were young enough to be her grandchildren.  i always loved how she was willing to jump in and jam with her guests as well, even when someone like john medeski would pull out weird reggae-bebop ("bubble house") as their closing selection.  r.i.p. a great player & communicator for the jazz world.
i absolutely loved marian mcpartland's piano jazz... i don't even know where i stumbled upon the site... but ever since, i've listened to many of the shows... she was always so gracious warm and funny.  and it's great the way she could coax valuable gems of history or information out of her guests.. listening to her shows always felt like sitting by a warm cosy fire with a hot drink and a blanket round you legs, listening to mom and pops exchanging priceless ideas, so intimate, it felt like you were there... rip marian.
a lot of the greats getting up there in age.
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