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Marian McPartland & Willie Pickens: Ain't Misbehavin'

Read "Ain't Misbehavin'" reviewed by Jim Santella

Five duets and two solo pieces apiece give veteran pianists Marian McPartland and Willie Pickens plenty of room to stretch out. This live session was recorded just before Christmas last year at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase in Chicago. The program of chestnuts leaves room for individual interpretation, as well as the chance to recall a familiar ...

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Hank Jones: Ain't Misbehavin'

Read "Ain't Misbehavin'" reviewed by Derek Taylor

In the world of jazz few names register as deep a sense of nostalgia as Fats Waller. Emperor of the stride piano, raconteur and comedian, Waller built up a persona that is an indelible part of jazz history. This recording from the late 70s finds Jones in trio and sextet settings and firmly entrenched in the ...

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Hank Jones: Ain't Misbehavin'

Read "Ain't Misbehavin'" reviewed by AAJ Staff

This one runs by so fast: subtle grace, flawless hands, a playful wink at odd moments. That Hank Jones, and it’s also Fats Waller, two great stylists best known for other things. (Fats for his composing; for Hank, it’s his brothers!) In 1978 came a dream job: Jones joined the theatre band for the show Ain’t ...