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Format: CD
Sku: 63991154
UPC: 727489205121
UPC 14: 00727489205121
Release Date: 10/4/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Conversation ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
2. KIng Of The Hill / Twelve Tone Tune ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
3. Conversation ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
4. Sneaking Up On Boo Radley ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
5. Conversation ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
6. Parisian Thouroughfare ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
7. Conversation ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
8. Close Your Eyes ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
9. Conversation ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
10. Solar ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
11. Conversation ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
12. We'll Be Together Again ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
13. Conversation ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
14. Conversation ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby
15. Blue Monk ~ Marian McPartland/Bruce Hornsby

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Marian McPartland (piano); Bruce Hornsby (vocals, piano).
Muze PNote Marian McPartland hasn't worried for a moment about fans who become disgruntled when her weekly guest comes from outside of jazz. But they have little to gripe about with rocker Bruce Hornsby, who not only has a jazz background from his studies at the University of Miami, but immediately tells his host that he waited a dozen years or more to accept her invitation in order to get his solo piano chops up to a level that he deemed acceptable. Hornsby is hardly the typical rock composer, as he creates imaginative melodies with lyrics that never fall into a rut. His amusing opener, "King of the Hill," incorporates the right-hand line of Bill Evans' difficult "Twelve Tone Tune" in several spots, while it's easy to imagine Marian stifling raucous laughter as he sings the line, "Got his hand in his pants at the skin flick/Leisure suit, thinks it's slick." Equally infectious is "Sneaking Up on Boo Radley," a song inspired by his childhood habit of following mental patients around in his hometown. An incredible right-hand line that blends influences from several diverse musical styles accompanies his ostinato bass. Hornsby's signature song, "The Way It Is," comes across as a modern but intricate folk melody that shines even brighter in this solo interpretation. When McPartland joins him for several duets, each time it's obvious that they're having a ball together. They act as if they've been dueting for years in Bud Powell's demanding bop anthem "Parisian Thoroughfare," a piece that can quickly turn into a train wreck in a duo piano setting. "Solar" and "Blue Monk" also showcase great teamwork and fine solos by each of them. Marian's solo number is a lyrical, improvised arrangement of the old chestnut "Close Your Eyes." McPartland's strength as an interviewer is readily apparent, as her guest responds enthusiastically to each of her questions. While fans of Bruce Hornsby will no doubt snap up this CD, jazz listeners who are unfamiliar with him owe it to themselves to explore this very rewarding broadcast from Marian McPartand's Piano Jazz radio series. ~ Ken Dryden

Producer: Shari Hutchinson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Jazz Weekend
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 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 : 10/04/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 12051
Music Label Name Label : Jazz Alliance
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00727489205121

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Hornsby,Bruce
Product attributeLabel:   Jazz Alliance/concord
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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