JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2004 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland worked the house at the Eastman Theatre. She loves talking and charmed the crowd with stories between each song. It was a joy to hear her in a trio setting with the Eastman's Jeff Campbell on bass and Rich Thompson on drums. They stayed out of her way while she played beautiful renditions of classic songs, improvising her way through the tunes. She even did an Ornette Coleman tune called "Ramblin'". When was the last time you saw an 85 year old woman bang on a piano with her elbow? Jeff Campbell and Rich Thompson are amazing players and can heard on the "Live At The Little' cd. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next