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March 20, 1918 – August 20, 2013
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She talked, she played and we're going to miss her
If you missed her long running NPR show "Piano Jazz", you missed a lot.
McPartland was a great player and sat down with hundreds of pianists and talked over the years about their careers and music. (Does the list of all the folks she interviewed exist anywhere?)
In this section, on a show hosted by Billy Taylor, McPartland talks about her career, her style (or non-style as she says) with George Shearing joining in.
One of the great, great, great public educators of the music and a beautiful player in her own right.
That's how we grow.