McPartland, Marian

Concord, 2005CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 11.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This celebration features a large ensemble with Marion playing piano on 14 of the 22 tracks. As with any celebration, this one includes a wealth of accomplished stars paying tribute. There is a very nice duet with Norah Jones, “The Nearness of You”. Karrin Allison also contributes a warm “Twilight World”. Regina Carter (violin) and Jim Hall (g) mix it up on “I Can’t Believe You’re In Love”. Jason Moran (p), Nnenna Freelon (v) and Roy Hargrove (t) are also present among the many participating musicians. There are two CDs packed with a wealth of good music.