David Lyon appears in the following:
Friday, May 24, 2013
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
Friday, April 19, 2013
Bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding has taken the jazz world by storm with her grooving bass lines and her neo-soul vocals. Here, she shows off her talent on Lionel Hampton's "Midnight Sun" and sings a song that seems to sum up her approach: "Jazz Ain't Nothing but Soul."
Friday, April 13, 2012
It's rare to have three great pianists at three pianos in one studio. But given the recent marriage of keyboard masters Charlap and Rosnes, it was a perfect opportunity to present a special trio edition of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz.
Friday, April 06, 2012
If classic jazz has a contemporary voice, it's that of guitarist, vocalist and bandleader John Pizzarelli. He's fashioned an ultra-cool style that's both modern and rooted in the jazz tradition. Here, the John Pizzarelli Trio swings on "Here Comes the Sun" before Pizzarelli and McPartland perform "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning."
Friday, March 23, 2012
The pianist spent much of her career in a seldom-considered corner of the music business: She's made a living playing in bars, lounges, nightclubs and hotel lobbies. It's recounted in her memoir Piano Girl, and on this episode of Piano Jazz.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Reed is relatively new to the national jazz scene, but he's been singing for more than 50 years. After a life of addiction and incarceration, Reed has emerged triumphant, ready for his moment in the spotlight. With accompanist Gary Fisher, Reed performs "Sleeping Bee" and "Ask Me Now" before he and host Marian McPartland get together on Ellington's "All Too Soon."
Friday, February 10, 2012
For the seventh annual Piano Jazz show at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, McPartland hosts three amazing guests. Pianist Mulgrew Miller, singer Nnenna Freelon and singer/pianist Spencer Day each take their turn on stage with McPartland. The result is an eclectic and energetic hour of world class jazz.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York, the pianist has earned a reputation as a ferocious jazz player — and lately, as a classical stylist, too. Camilo performs originals, classics and selections from across the Afro-Latin tradition.
Friday, November 04, 2011
The "Picasso of jazz piano" started teaching herself jazz by transcribing bebop solos as an 11-year-old. Brackeen, the only female alumnus of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, plays originals, standards and a few Ornette Coleman-inspired tunes with host Marian McPartland.