Marian McPartland http://wrti.org en Fresh Air Remembers 'Piano Jazz' Host Marian McPartland http://wrti.org/post/fresh-air-remembers-piano-jazz-host-marian-mcpartland For more than 30 years, jazz pianist Marian McPartland hosted one of public radio's most beloved shows, <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/15773266/marian-mcpartland-s-piano-jazz/">Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz</a>. As NPR's Felix Contreras <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/08/21/161653933/marian-mcpartland-piano-jazz-host-has-died">writes</a>, she "gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation." McPartland died of natural causes on Tuesday at the age of 95. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:36:00 +0000 NPR Music 6367 at http://wrti.org Fresh Air Remembers 'Piano Jazz' Host Marian McPartland Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died http://wrti.org/post/marian-mcpartland-piano-jazz-host-has-died <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a>, 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.<p>For more than 40 years, she hosted <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/piano-jazz/">Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz</a>, an NPR program pairing conversation and duet performances that reached an audience of millions, connecting with jazz fans and the curious alike. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 6354 at http://wrti.org Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died Marian McPartland's Storied Life, Told 'In Good Time' http://wrti.org/post/marian-mcpartlands-storied-life-told-good-time More than half a century ago this week, on Aug. 12, 1958, some of the greatest jazz musicians of the day assembled in Harlem at what was, for them, the ungodly hour of 10 a.m. Fifty-seven players came to East 126th Street to have their picture taken for <em>Esquire</em> magazine.<p>Freelance photographer Art Kane bunched them together in front of the steps of two brownstones. Some neighborhood kids plunked down on the curb — so did pianist-bandleader <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404118/count-basie" target="_blank">Count Basie</a>. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:31:00 +0000 NPR Music 4321 at http://wrti.org Marian McPartland's Storied Life, Told 'In Good Time'