Piano Jazz http://wclk.com en Andrew Hill On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/andrew-hill-piano-jazz <em>Fifty years ago today, Andrew Hill recorded what would become his signature album: </em>Point of Departure<em>. Fifty years later, it still sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. Assembling a murderer's row of horn players (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson) with a rhythm section for the ages (Hill, Richard Davis, Tony Williams), Hill juxtaposed complex, layered harmonies with charged grooves. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:02:00 +0000 editor 1531 at http://wclk.com Andrew Hill On Piano Jazz Joanne Brackeen On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/joanne-brackeen-piano-jazz <a href="../templates/story/story.php?storyId=96915295">Joanne Brackeen</a> has been called the "Picasso of jazz piano," a nickname that encompasses her adventurous style and visionary approach.<p>A free spirit since childhood, Brackeen was lured to her parents' grand piano at an early age, though actual piano lessons were short-lived. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:14:00 +0000 David Lyon 1532 at http://wclk.com Joanne Brackeen On Piano Jazz WCLK Wishes Peace And Heavenly Music To Marian McPartland, R.I.P. http://wclk.com/post/wclk-wishes-peace-and-heavenly-music-marian-mcpartland-rip <p></p><p>WCLK joins jazz and music fans across the world in wishing a peaceful passage for Marian McPartland, longtime host of NPR's Piano Jazz, heard weekly on the Jazz of The City Sundays at 8pm.&nbsp; For more information about her fascinating history and lasting legacy go to NPR Music by clicking <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/08/21/161653933/marian-mcpartland-piano-jazz-host-has-died">here</a>.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:16:57 +0000 Rob Maynard 1010 at http://wclk.com WCLK Wishes Peace And Heavenly Music To Marian McPartland, R.I.P. Grady Tate On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/grady-tate-piano-jazz Grady Tate has been lucky enough to have two distinct careers in jazz. Fri, 17 May 2013 15:37:00 +0000 editor 707 at http://wclk.com Grady Tate On Piano Jazz Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/dave-brubeck-piano-jazz <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15156676/dave-brubeck">David Warren Brubeck</a> (Dec. 6, 1920 - Dec. 5, 2012) in Concord, Calif. His father was a cattle rancher and his mother taught piano. His two older brothers, Henry and Howard, studied to become musicians, but Dave had no intentions of following them, although he took lessons from his mother. He could not read sheet music, but played well enough that this deficiency went mostly unnoticed. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Grant Jackson 146 at http://wclk.com Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz Russell Malone On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/russell-malone-piano-jazz On this episode of <em>Piano Jazz</em>, guitarist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/154006064/russell-malone">Russell Malone</a> stops by along with bassist Richie Good for a set of solo, duo and trio performances with host <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a>.<p>Malone was born in Albany, Ga., where he was raised on the music of the church and also picked up blues and country tunes he'd heard on radio and TV. Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:23:00 +0000 Grant Jackson 122 at http://wclk.com Russell Malone On Piano Jazz Tony Bennett On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/tony-bennett-piano-jazz On this <em>Piano Jazz</em> session from 2004, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15200004">Tony Bennett</a> brings his effortlessly swinging singing to an impeccable set of tunes from the Great American Songbook, including music from Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen, Ted Koehler, Alec Wilder and more.<p>"Playing for [Tony Bennett] was the easiest thing in the world to do, he was such an easygoing guy," host <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a> says. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 editor 103 at http://wclk.com Tony Bennett On Piano Jazz Anat Cohen on Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/anat-cohen-piano-jazz Israel-born clarinetist and saxophonist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15384147/anat-cohen">Anat Cohen</a> joins <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a>, along with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi and drummer Glenn Davis, for a quartet edition of <em>Piano Jazz.</em><p>Born and Raised in Tel Aviv, Anat Cohen grew up in a musical family: Her older brother Yuval played saxophone and her younger brother <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/137246879/avishai-cohen">Avishai</a> played trumpet. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:11:00 +0000 editor 78 at http://wclk.com Anat Cohen on Piano Jazz Pete Malinverni On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/pete-malinverni-piano-jazz Pianist, composer and teacher Pete Malinverni is a multifaceted player known for his attention to melody and delicate phrasing. Spiritual influences radiate throughout his arrangement of "Deep River," and Malinverni and host <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a> end a delightful hour as they join together in a performance of the Harold Arlen standard "Get Happy."<p>Malinverni is a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:52:00 +0000 editor 55 at http://wclk.com Pete Malinverni On Piano Jazz Elizabeth Doyle On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/elizabeth-doyle-piano-jazz Elizabeth Doyle was brought up around all kinds of music from an early age, thanks to a truly musical family in South Dakota. Three of her four grandparents were professional musicians, including one radio performer and singing cowboy. Her father had played saxophone and clarinet in the Navy during WWII, and her mother was an avid singer and pianist. Both parents were fans of big-band music, jazz, and the show tunes of the '30s, '40s, and '50s.<p>Doyle began playing piano at age 6, and began writing her own songs soon thereafter. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:42:00 +0000 editor 39 at http://wclk.com Elizabeth Doyle On Piano Jazz