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Just Friends (1998)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60019562
UPC: 013431480525
UPC 14: 00013431480525
Release Date: 6/9/1998
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Jeepers Creepers - (with Tommy Flanagan) ~ Marian McPartland
2. I've Got A Crush On You - (with Tommy Flanagan) ~ Marian McPartland
3. Some Time Ago - (with Renee Rosnes) ~ Marian McPartland
4. It's You Or No One - (with Renee Rosnes) ~ Marian McPartland
5. Just Friends - (with George Shearing) ~ Marian McPartland
6. Twilight World - (with George Shearing) ~ Marian McPartland
7. Lullaby Of The Leaves - (with Geri Allen) ~ Marian McPartland
8. Chrysalis (An Improvisation) - (with Geri Allen) ~ Marian McPartland
9. Gone With The Wind - (with Dave Brubeck) ~ Marian McPartland
10. Marian McPartland - (with Dave Brubeck) ~ Marian McPartland
11. There Will Never Be Another You - (with Gene Harris) ~ Marian McPartland
12. Lady Be Good - (with Gene Harris) ~ Marian McPartland
13. When The Saints Go Marching In - (for Jimmy) ~ Marian McPartland

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Marian McPartland, Geri Allen, Dave Brubeck, Tommy Flanagan, Gene Harris, Renee Rosnes, George Shearing (piano).
Muze PNote Recorded at Avatar Studios and Sound On Sound, New York, New York between September 4, 1997 and January 26, 1998. Includes liner notes by Terry Teachout.
Muze PNote Marian McPartland can be many different pianists, as evidenced by her empathetic playing with the many pianists whom she has duetted on her NPR show, Piano Jazz. The piano duets on this album aren't from the show; instead McPartland invited some of her favorite duet partners to celebrate her 80th birthday by taking part in this recording. When she plays with Tommy Flanagan she adopts his subtle, swinging touch and wit. With Renee Rosnes there is a harder edge, both women going for the full, physical use of the keyboard. "Just Friends" with George Shearing is a trip to a swank bistro, with an elegant stride style alternately employed by both pianists.
Muze PNote Shearing/McPartland's version of the latter's own "Twilight World" shows her progressive side, as does her free improvisation "Chrysalis," with Geri Allen. These two women's shared language includes plucked and strummed piano strings, modern harmonies, and a dramatic use of silence and mysterious textures. Dave Brubeck's "Marian McPartland", which he and the song's inspiration perform, begins with a tender, reflective intro before swinging into an inspired exchange of solo ideas over a distinctly Brubeck-esque set of changes.

Producer: John Burk

Engineer: Josiah Gluck; Alan Varner

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Geri Allen
Muze Guest Artist Dave Brubeck
Muze Guest Artist Tommy Flanagan
Muze Guest Artist Gene Harris
Muze Guest Artist Renee Rosnes
Muze Guest Artist George Shearing

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Concord Records 30th Anniversary Box
Muze Music Compilations Concord Jazz Super Adudio Cd Sampler
Muze Music Compilations Most Relaxing Jazz Piano Music In The Universe
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Weekend
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in Universe

Associated Artists and Works

Blake, Eubie
Brubeck, Dave
Burrell, Kenny
Coltrane, Alice
DeJohnette, Jack
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Guest Dizzy Gi ~ Gillespie, Dizzy
Hampton, Lionel
Hank Jones (Hardcore)
Hyman, Dick
Jones, Hank
Mancini, Henry
McCann, Les
McKenna, Dave
McPartland, Jimmy
Medeski, John
Scott, Bobby
Shearing, George
Short, Bobby
Stacy, Jess
Wellstood, Dick
Williams, Joe (Vocals)
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Guest Teddy Wi ~ Wilson, Teddy

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/13/1998
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1998
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CCD 48052
Music Label Name Label : Concord
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00013431480525

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