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Shall we play that one together? : the life and art of jazz piano legend Marian McPartland

Author: Paul De Barros
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Born in the UK as Margaret Marian Turner, she was trained in classical piano, yet was passionately attracted to jazz. During World War II she met jazz trumpeter Jimmy McPartland, protege of Biederbecke, married him, and together they made jazz history.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Marian McPartland; Marian McPartland; Marian McPartland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul De Barros
ISBN: 9780312558031 0312558031 9781250019011 125001901X
OCLC Number: 778422345
Description: ix, 484 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "What shall we do with her?" (1918-1935) --
London (1935-1944) --
"Oh, no! A girl piano player!" (1944-1946) --
Jimmy : "I like you, kid" (1907-1944) --
Windy City apprentice (1946-1950) --
Getting to first base with three strikes (1950-1953) --
New York's golden age of jazz, part I (1953-1956) --
New York's golden age of jazz, part II (1956-1958) --
Loss (1958-1964) --
Long Island retreat (1964-1967) --
Lost ... and found (1968-1973) --
The jazz renaissance (1973-1978) --
Piano jazz (1978-1982) --
Heyday (1982-1987) --
Exit Jimmy (1987-1994) --
Sweet times (1995-2003).
Responsibility: Paul de Barros.

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Entertaining troops in WWII Europe, Marian met her future husband, Jimmy McPartland, a cocky young trumpet player who was the protege of the great Bix Beiderbecke. They were married and, together,  Read more...

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de Barros jauntily chronicles her dazzling life lived in the company of jazz greats from Oscar Peterson, Bobby Short, and Duke Ellington to Diana Krall and Chick Corea. Drawing on innumerable Read more...

 
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