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Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (née Turner; 20 March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 until 2011.

After her marriage to Jimmy McPartland in February 1945, she resided in the United States when not travelling throughout the world to perform. In 1969 she founded Halcyon Records, a recording company that produced albums for ten years. In 2000 she was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. In 2004 she was given a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. In 2007 she was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Known mostly for jazz, nonetheless, she composed other types of music as well, performing her own symphonic work A Portrait of Rachel Carson with the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra in 2007. In 2010 she was named a member of the Order of the British Empire.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Marian McPartland Plays the Music of Billy Strayhorn Marian McPartland 1
1990 Marian McPartland Plays the Benny Carter Songbook Marian McPartland 1
1990 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz (feat. Dick Hyman) Marian McPartland 1
1991 From This Moment On Marian McPartland 1
1991 Portrait of Marian McPartland Marian McPartland 1
1993 In My Life Marian McPartland 1
1993 Marian McPartland Plays the Music of Alec Wilder Marian McPartland 1
1993 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Featuring Eubie Blake Marian McPartland 1
1993 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Teddy Wilson Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Featuring Barbara Carroll Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Featuring Bobby Short Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Featuring Clark Terry Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Featuring Dick Wellstood Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Featuring Red Richards Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Featuring Stanley Cowell Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Benny Carter Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Mercer Ellington Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Alice Coltrane Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Amina Claudine Myers Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Dave McKenna Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Henry Mancini Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Jack DeJohnette Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Jess Stacy Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Kenny Burrell Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Milt Hinton Marian McPartland 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Roy Eldridge Marian McPartland 1
2002 On 52nd Street Marian McPartland 1
2002 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Bill Evans Marian McPartland 1
2002 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Carmen McRae Marian McPartland 1
2003 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Rosemary Clooney Marian McPartland 1
2003 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Dizzy Gillespie Marian McPartland 1
2004 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Mary Lou Williams Marian McPartland 1
2005 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Steely Dan Marian McPartland with Steely Dan 1
2005 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Elvis Costello Marian McPartland & Elvis Costello 1
2007 Silent Pool Marian McPartland with Strings 1
2008 Twilight World Marian McPartland 1
A Sentimental Journey Marian & Jimmy McPartland 1
Ain't Misbehavin' Marian McPartland & Willie Pickens 1
Bossa Nova + Soul Marian McPartland 1
Marian McPartland's Hickory House Trio Marian McPartland 1
Timeless Marian McPartland 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Willow Creek and Other Ballads Compilation Marian McPartland 1
1998 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series Compilation Marian McPartland 1
Just Friends Compilation Marian McPartland 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Nine Live Marian McPartland 1
2006 Piano Jazz With Guest Star Shirley Horn Live Marian McPartland 1
In Concert Live Marian McPartland 1
Marian McPartland at the Festival Live Marian McPartland 1

Other

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Piano Cocktail Marian McPartland 1

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