Here's to you, Marian McPartland, and your piano jazz, the way you play "Love Walked In" is sublime, and "Piano Jazz," your radio show, rhymes with sublime every time you had or have a guest on your show like Cy Coleman or Bill Evans, Dizzie Gillespie, Eileen Barton, Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, Chet Baker, Benny Golson, Mel Torme, Dianna Krall, talk about diversity, so many for so many years, were you really born in 1918, and even recently you introduced me to Anat Fort and Anat Cohen. Evenings at 7 pm. I like driving then if only from my house to the lake or to Buttermilk Falls just to hear you on the piano or riffing with your guest.
With Mary Lou Williams, 1953. I believe Mary Lou was Marian's first guest on "Piano Jazz" in, gulp, 1979.