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Marian McPartland & Friends: 85 Candles - Live in New York

Read "85 Candles - Live in New York" reviewed by Samuel Chell


As might be expected, this is a quite uneven collection, capturing the festive occasion that was Marian McPartland's 85th birthday party. There are no truly “low" points, but a few are inessential. Norah Jones reprises Hoagy Carmichael's “The Nearness of You," the single standard from her gold record “Come Away with Me" (Karrin Allyson, despite having ...

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Marian McPartland & Friends: 85 Candles - Live in New York

Read "85 Candles - Live in New York" reviewed by Ken Franckling


Pianist Marian McPartland has made a boatload of friends during her many years in jazz. Many of them turned out for her 85th birthday soirée at New York's Birdland club two years ago. That's right, the grand dame of jazz is now 87! Fortunately for jazz history buffs and McPartland fans alike, a large number of ...

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Marian McPartland & Friends: 85 Candles: Live in New York

Read "85 Candles: Live in New York" reviewed by Jim Santella


On the day after Marian McPartland turned 85, this large group of her jazz friends got together at Birdland in New York to celebrate with her. She played piano with them in an endearing program of love songs that belie their affection for each other. Everybody loves Marian McPartland and respects her for her many accomplishments.


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