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  • Hosted by Marian McPartland

Since 1979, Marian McPartland has hosted top Jazz musicians for conversation and live Jazz performances on this weekly program. Tune in to Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, Mondays, 1:00 AM. until 2:00 AM; Thursdays from 2:00 AM until 3:00 AM; and, Sundays from 5:00AM until 6:00 AM.

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Andrew Hill On Piano Jazz

Mar 21, 2014

Fifty years ago today, Andrew Hill recorded what would become his signature album: Point of Departure. 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. The result occupies that rare territory between the comfort of the familiar and the allure of the perceptibly unique.

Joanne Brackeen On Piano Jazz

Mar 19, 2014

Joanne Brackeen has been called the "Picasso of jazz piano," a nickname that encompasses her adventurous style and visionary approach.

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.  For more information about her fascinating history and lasting legacy go to NPR Music by clicking here.

Grady Tate On Piano Jazz

May 17, 2013

Grady Tate has been lucky enough to have two distinct careers in jazz. He made a name for himself as a session drummer with impeccable rhythm, for music legends such as Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin.

Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz

Dec 7, 2012

David Warren Brubeck (Dec. 6, 1920 - Dec. 5, 2012) was born in Concord, California. 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.

Russell Malone On Piano Jazz

Nov 30, 2012

On this episode of Piano Jazz, guitarist Russell Malone stops by along with bassist Richie Good for a set of solo, duo and trio performances with host Marian McPartland.

Tony Bennett On Piano Jazz

Nov 23, 2012

On this Piano Jazz session from 2004, Tony Bennett 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.

Anat Cohen on Piano Jazz

Nov 19, 2012

Israel-born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen joins Marian McPartland, along with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi and drummer Glenn Davis, for a quartet edition of Piano Jazz.

Pete Malinverni On Piano Jazz

Nov 9, 2012

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 Marian McPartland end a delightful hour as they join together in a performance of the Harold Arlen standard "Get Happy."