David Lyon

David Lyon appears in the following:

Esperanza Spalding On Piano Jazz

Friday, October 21, 2016

The bassist and singer performs "Prelude To A Kiss" with Marian McPartland in a 2008 session.


Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On Piano Jazz

Friday, September 19, 2014

It's a rare thing to have three pianists at three pianos in one studio. But given the marriage of keyboard masters Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, host Marian McPartland thought it was a perfect opportunity to expand the Piano Jazz format with two of today's most gifted ...


Barbara Carroll On Piano Jazz

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll is an old and dear friend of Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland. In fact, Carroll was the second ever guest to appear on Piano Jazz when the show began 30 years ago. Carroll recalls 1979 as a banner year for her, as well ...


Grady Tate On Piano Jazz

Friday, 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.

These days, Tate is pursuing "a ...


John Pizzarelli On Piano Jazz

Friday, April 06, 2012

Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli is one of the hottest acts in jazz today. With his hip, swinging and sophisticated style, he makes music that sounds both classic and thoroughly modern.

He comes by his guitar playing honestly: He's the son of jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli (a 1999 ...


Robin Meloy Goldsby On Piano Jazz

Friday, March 23, 2012

Robin Meloy Goldsby may have been destined for show business. She had the requisite musical roots –- her father, Bob Rawsthorne, played drums for the PBS program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. She also had the early childhood experiences: Through her dad's involvement in Pittsburgh show business, she had the opportunity ...


Ed Reed On Piano Jazz

Friday, February 17, 2012

Like many artists of his generation, singer Ed Reed saw his career interrupted by drug use and incarceration. JazzTimes magazine recently ran a piece on the Narcotic Farm, a prison for addicts in Lexington, Ky., known for the jazz players who performed behind bars. San Quentin, where Reed did his ...


Nnenna Freelon: Piano Jazz At Tanglewood

Friday, February 10, 2012

The annual recording of Piano Jazz at the 2008 Tanglewood Jazz festival fell nearly halfway between two important milestones — Marian McPartland's 90th birthday, celebrated in March of 2008, and the 30th Anniversary of Piano Jazz, which we celebrate in 2009. It was truly an extravagant concert, as three ...


Michel Camilo On Piano Jazz

Friday, January 27, 2012

Since he first came to New York 30 years ago, pianist and composer Michel Camilo has made a name for himself as an inventive and ferocious jazz player. His amazing skills at the piano, forged at the Dominican Republic's National Conservatory and National Symphony Orchestra — and later, ...


Joanne Brackeen On Piano Jazz

Friday, November 04, 2011

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

A free spirit since childhood, Brackeen was lured to her parents' grand piano at an early age, though actual piano lessons were short-lived. Her frustrations with formal music education ...