Marian McPartland - Hide and Seek with the Bombay Bicycle Club

Artist: Marian McPartland

Song: Hide and Seek With the Bombay Bicycle Club

Album: Ambiance (1995)

Marian McPartland has become famous for hosting her Piano Jazz radio program since 1978, but she was a well-respected pianist decades before. She played in a four-piano vaudeville act in England and performed on the European continent for the troops during World War II. In Belgium in 1944, she met cornetist Jimmy McPartland and they soon married. Marian moved with her husband to the United States in 1946, where she sometimes played with him even though her style was more modern than his Dixieland-oriented groups. McPartland eventually had her own trio at the Embers (1950) and the Hickory House… Read more


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