CONTRAST includes 2 LPs on 2 CDs: MARIAN MCPARTLAND PLAYS THE MUSIC OF ALEC WILDER (1992)/MARIAN AND JIMMY MCPARTLAND: A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY (1994).
Personnel: Marian McPartland (vocals, cornet, piano, bass); Vic Dickinson, Buddy Tate (saxophone); Hank Berger (trombone, banjo); Hank Berger (clarinet); Jack Maheu (piano); Michael Moore (bass); Rusty Gilder (bass); Joe Corsello, Mike Bergeron, Larry Bell, Gus Johnson (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York in 1972 & 1973. Originally released as TJA (10016) & TJA (10025). Includes liner notes by James T. Maher, Marian McPartland.
Personnel: Marian McPartland (piano); Jimmy McPartland (vocals, cornet); Hank Berger (banjo, trombone); Jack Maheu (clarinet); Buddy Tate (saxophone); Vic Dickenson (trombone); Gus Johnson , Larry Bell, Mike Bergeron, Joe Corsello (drums).
Audio Remixer: J. Scariza.
Liner Note Authors: James T. Maher; Marian McPartland.
Recording information: columbia Studios, NY (11/1972-06/1973); New York, NY (11/1972-06/1973).
Contrasts is a two-fer collection of work by pianist Marian McPartland featuring the albums Plays the Music of Alec Wilder and Marian and Jimmy McPartland: A Sentimental Journey. Showcasing the exquisite playing of the NPR jazz host, both albums are worth checking out. Disc one should appeal to longtime McPartland fans with the pianist working through the compositions of Alec Wilder in a straight-ahead trio style. Disc two, though, is the real revelation, with McPartland joining her cornetist/vocalist husband, Jimmy, and his New Orleans trad-style band for a live date. The music is much hotter than McPartland's solo work -- she "comps" beautifully behind soloists -- and it's a treat to hear her in this more bluesy, extroverted context. ~ Matt Collar
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