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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Repost: Podcast 155: A Portrait of Marian McPartland

Aug 22, 2013

The passing of Marian McPartland at the age of 95 this week fills a void in the jazz world that will not likely be filled by one person anytime soon. She was a composer, a performer, a radio host, an author and a brilliant conversationalist who held the memories of jazz's hey-days in New York both before and during the be-bop era.

I had the pleasure to interview her for a podcast four years ago, so click here to go to that podcast, and read what she had to say that day. Her music, as always, is included in the podcast. A wonderful NPR report can be found here, saluting their host of "Piano Jazz".  Older episodes of the show can be found on CD or on the NPR archives.