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Piano Jazz: McPartland/Hornsby by Bruce Hornsby and Marian McPartland

Originally recorded on National Public Radio during June 19, 2001, this mesmerizing CD collection will hold your interest from beginning to conclusion with its eclectic approach! There are sixteen tracks of music and conversation.

The songs are reflective of the great talent of Bruce Hornsby, the guest performer. Songs include "King Of The Hill," "Sneaking Up On Boo Radley," "Parisian Thoroughfare," "Close Your Eyes," "Solar," "We'll Be Together Again," "The Way It Is," and "Blue Monk." Each song captures the essence of the variety which Bruce Hornsby brings to each performance.

Bruce Hornsby is a song writer, pianist, singer, and a Grammy Award winner. He discusses the influence of jazz greats Bill Evans and Bud Powell. Another topic he discusses is how he defines the difference between jazz piano and cocktail piano. His thoughts cover a wide range of topics, and the listener will find in this pianist a literate and intelligent individual!

Listeners will find a pleasant listening experience with Hornsby's "The Way It Is." His take on "King of the Hill" is right on target and memorable.

This is a fine introduction to what Bruce Hornsby is about as a pianist, and his insights are both probing and analytical in scope. If you want to know about Bruce Hornsby, this is a fine way to find out about the man. Highly recommended.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Bruce Hornsby and Marian McPartland
  • CD Title: Piano Jazz: McPartland/Hornsby
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Concord
  • Musicians: Bruce Hornsby, piano and vocals. Marian McPartland, piano
  • Rating: Four Stars
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