Marian McPartland Special en Andrew Hill On Piano Jazz <em>Fifty years ago today, Andrew Hill recorded what would become his signature album: </em>Point of Departure<em>. Fifty years later, it still sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. Assembling a murderer's row of horn players (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson) with a rhythm section for the ages (Hill, Richard Davis, Tony Williams), Hill juxtaposed complex, layered harmonies with charged grooves. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:02:00 +0000 editor 13283 at Andrew Hill On Piano Jazz Joanne Brackeen On Piano Jazz <a href="../templates/story/story.php?storyId=96915295">Joanne Brackeen</a> has been called the "Picasso of jazz piano," a nickname that encompasses her adventurous style and visionary approach.<p>A free spirit since childhood, Brackeen was lured to her parents' grand piano at an early age, though actual piano lessons were short-lived. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:14:00 +0000 David Lyon 13284 at Joanne Brackeen On Piano Jazz Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz <a href="">David Warren Brubeck</a> (Dec. 6, 1920 - Dec. 5, 2012) in Concord, Calif. His father was a cattle rancher and his mother taught piano. His two older brothers, Henry and Howard, studied to become musicians, but Dave had no intentions of following them, although he took lessons from his mother. He could not read sheet music, but played well enough that this deficiency went mostly unnoticed. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Grant Jackson 8119 at Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz Tony Bennett On Piano Jazz On this <em>Piano Jazz</em> session from 2004, <a href="">Tony Bennett</a> brings his effortlessly swinging singing to an impeccable set of tunes from the Great American Songbook, including music from Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen, Ted Koehler, Alec Wilder and more.<p>"Playing for [Tony Bennett] was the easiest thing in the world to do, he was such an easygoing guy," host <a href="">Marian McPartland</a> says. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:01:00 +0000 editor 8121 at Tony Bennett On Piano Jazz Russell Malone On Piano Jazz On this episode of <em>Piano Jazz</em>, guitarist <a href="">Russell Malone</a> stops by along with bassist Richie Good for a set of solo, duo and trio performances with host <a href="">Marian McPartland</a>.<p>Malone was born in Albany, Ga., where he was raised on the music of the church and also picked up blues and country tunes he'd heard on radio and TV. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 01:56:00 +0000 Grant Jackson 8120 at Russell Malone On Piano Jazz