Colour My World
If you are new to jazz or want to pay tribute to McPartland and her musical family, visit NPR's tribute Twilight World. McPartland interviewed her guests with the language of music, co-creating unique musical experiences. She had a gift for drawing musicians out, and the intimacy of their conversations drew listeners in.
If you are a pianist, check out Portraits, a compilation of compositions originally improvised during radio broadcasts from 1979-1998. McPartland's book, All In Good Time, introduces you to several of her favorite jazz musicians including the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all-female jazz band. If you want to hear more of McPartland's music, visit the Library's streaming music databases for performances and interviews.
As a fan, I want to pay tribute so this weekend, I am creating the brightest floral bouquet and making time for jazz. Thank you, Marian McPartland, for colouring my world with music.