McPartland, Marian

Concord, 2005CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 11.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Elvis was introduced to music by his parents, dad, a bebop trumpeter and mom, who ran a jazz club and record store. That early influence gave him a great perspective that blossomed into a very successful career as a singer. He appears on Piano Jazz in fine form with Marion McPartland and Gary Mazzaroppi (b on 5 tracks). As always on piano jazz, the music is interspersed with discussions to support the selections as well as the featured musician. This is yet another winner.