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With 29 years at the helm of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, the longest running cultural program on NPR, this release marks an extraordinary achievement in jazz history. This year also marks the 90th birthday of the incomparable pianist and award-winning radio host, whose legacy of achievement and advocacy on behalf of up-and-coming artists has long established her as an invaluable figure in modern culture.
Recorded with her longtime associates, bassist Gary Mazzaroppi and drummer Glenn Davis, Twilight World is a supreme addition to a catalog already rich with historically and musically significant recordings.
Mixing familiar standards and original material, Twilight World exemplifies the classic values of interpretive performance, in which McPartland demonstrates the elusive art of serving the song through improvisation with her unique combination of feeling, invention, and experience. Pianist and frequent Piano Jazz guest Bill Charlap has said that, "MM is a harmonic genius. Her singular musical voice encompasses the past, present and future of jazz." Her facile touch is present throughout this sumptuous ballad-centric program.
"I'm so happy to have done this album," she says. "It's nice to have something you're this happy with at this stage of life."
About the Artist
Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world's top musicians on NPR's longest-running and most widely carried jazz program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz.
The long list of honors bestowed upon McPartland and the show include a George Foster Peabody Award, the Gracie Allen Award given by American Women in Radio and Television, the National Music Council's American Eagle Award, and a Grammy Trustee's Award for lifetime achievement.
Her books include The Artistry of Marian McPartland, a collection of transcriptions released by Columbia Pictures Publications, and Marian McPartland's Jazz World: All in Good Time, a collection of McPartland's jazz profiles published by the University of Illinois.
1. Twilight World
2. In the Days of Our Love
3. Turn Around
4. Close Enough for Love
5. How Deep is the Ocean
7. Lonely Woman
8. Blue in Green
9. Afternoon in Paris
10. Stranger in a Dream
11. Blackberry Winter