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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 to 2011.

After her marriage to trumpeter 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. Although known mostly for jazz, 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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 Marian McPartland with guest Dick Hyman 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 Marian McPartland with guest Eubie Blake 1
1993 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Teddy Wilson 1
1994 Marian McPartland Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams Marian McPartland 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Stanley Cowell 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Bobby Short 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Red Richards 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Clark Terry 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Barbara Carroll 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Dick Wellstood 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Benny Carter 1
1994 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Mercer Ellington 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Roy Eldridge 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Henry Mancini 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Dave McKenna 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Amina Claudine Myers 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Kenny Burrell 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Alice Coltrane 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Jack DeJohnette 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Jess Stacy 1
1995 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Milt Hinton 1
2002 On 52nd Street Marian McPartland 1
2002 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Bill Evans 1
2002 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Carmen McRae 1
2002 Silent Pool Marian McPartland with Strings 2
2003 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Rosemary Clooney 1
2003 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Dizzy Gillespie 1
2004 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Mary Lou Williams 1
2005 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Steely Dan 1
2005 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Elvis Costello 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
Portraits Marian McPartland 1
The Single Petal of a Rose Marian McPartland 1
Timeless Marian McPartland 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Willow Creek and Other Ballads Marian McPartland 1
1997 An NPR Jazz Christmas with Marian McPartland and Friends Marian McPartland and Friends 1
1998 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series Marian McPartland 1
Just Friends Marian McPartland 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Nine Marian McPartland 1
2006 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Shirley Horn 2
In Concert Marian McPartland 1
Marian McPartland at the Festival Marian McPartland 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Piano Cocktail Marian McPartland 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland with guest Dave Brubeck 1

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