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March 14, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy McPartland, a trumpeter and cornetist in the legendary tradition of Bix Beiderbecke and a major influence on the frenetic school of Chicago jazz, died of cancer Wednesday. His wife, pianist and composer Marian McPartland, said he was 83 and died at their Long Island, N.Y., home. She and McPartland had divorced in 1970 after 25 years of marriage but were remarried just two weeks ago when his death became imminent. She added that he will be cremated and buried near his mother in Chicago.
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March 14, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy McPartland, a trumpeter and cornetist in the legendary tradition of Bix Beiderbecke and a major influence on the frenetic school of Chicago jazz, died of cancer Wednesday. His wife, pianist and composer Marian McPartland, said he was 83 and died at their Long Island, N.Y., home. She and McPartland had divorced in 1970 after 25 years of marriage but were remarried just two weeks ago when his death became imminent. She added that he will be cremated and buried near his mother in Chicago.
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October 3, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Showbiz couples aren't exactly new news. Think George and Gracie, Sonny and Cher, Brad and Jennifer. Jazz couples are less common. Marian and Jimmy McPartland, Jackie Cain and Roy Kral and now -- call it crossover coupling -- Diana Krall and Elvis Costello. But let's not forget one of the jazz world's most durable relationships: the nearly 40-year bond between a pair of jazz-driven Brazilians, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira.
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December 27, 2007 | Charles J. Gans, Associated Press
Oscar Peterson's dazzling keyboard technique, commanding sense of swing and mastery of different piano styles could leave even his most accomplished peers awe-struck. His death brought forth tributes from jazz pianists spanning the generations. Fellow jazz piano legend Dave Brubeck said he was "saddened by the news of Oscar's passing." Peterson died Sunday of kidney failure at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga.
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November 12, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
There they are, seated side by side, each at a grand piano, a musical odd couple if there ever was one. Pop songwriter Burt Bacharach and jazz pianist Marian McPartland are obviously having a ball, bantering back and forth, pausing occasionally to turn to their keyboards and toss out an illustrative musical phrase or two. "Here's one I've always liked," says McPartland, playing the melody from Bacharach's "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."
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December 22, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER, Leonard Feather is The Times' jazz critic.
Only a determined pessimist could claim that the year now reaching its coda was anything less than a salutary one for jazz. The proof was everywhere. Jazz albums, including many priceless reissues, reached reviewers at a rate of about 100 a month. And live performances were easily accessible via clubs, concert halls, festivals, cruises and parties. For the 27th annual Golden Feather Awards, here are a few of the indisputable achievements: Artist of the year: Arturo Sandoval.
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December 26, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jazz on video has never been a particularly high-profile area of the entertainment world. For one thing, the amount of available material varies widely. There is, for example, a minimal amount of Charlie Parker footage and, obviously, a huge array of Louis Armstrong films. Further, there are documentaries that sometimes are more accurate reflections of the views of the filmmaker than the lives of subjects.
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January 22, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
Few musicians on the contemporary scene can claim a record of more continual growth than Roger Kellaway. The former Angeleno has been associated, as composer and/or pianist, with every major facet of jazz, classical and popular music.
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November 14, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The list of musicians that pianist-composer Roger Kellaway has worked with stretches from Sonny Rollins and Gerry Mulligan to Joni Mitchell and Maria Muldaur. One of his closest associates was the distinguished bassist Red Mitchell, who died earlier this week after a stroke at his home in Oregon.
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August 21, 2013 | By Don Heckman
Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and composer whose radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" was National Public Radio's longest running and most widely carried jazz program, has died. She was 95. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Port Washington, N.Y., NPR reported . One of the jazz world's most visible female instrumentalists, McPartland's highly personal style was rich with colorful harmonies and briskly swinging rhythms, enhanced by a love of bebop, while adapting smoothly to the many stylistic changes taking place in jazz over the course of a career spanning more than half a century.
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February 16, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
"Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" is unquestionably the most honored radio series in the history of jazz, and most probably the best. Since she launched it almost six years ago, the protean pianist/composer/educator/journalist/broadcaster has provided airspace for a vast cross-section of jazz and pop artists. On each show her guest is interviewed, plays a few solos, and winds up in a two-keyboard duet with her.
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