This edition of Narrative features an interview by Christian McBride, host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America. He had a conversation with South Carolina Public Radio’s own Shari Hutchinson, who produced Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for more than 25 years. This year, March 20th, would have been McPartland’s 100th birthday. Here, Christian and Shari remember Marian as a musician, mentor, and friend.
More of this interview will be broadcast on an upcoming episode of Jazz Night in America. Below is a bonus clip from the conversation, offering a behind-the-scenes story of a Piano Jazz session gone wrong.
This weekend, Jazz Night in America will feature selections from Piano Jazz in honor of Marian McPartland’s centennial.
You can hear the program on South Carolina Public Radio:
March 17 at 9 pm on our New/Talk stations
March 18 at 8 pm on our News/Music stations