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Plays the Music of Alec Wilder
Marian Mcpartland
Plays the Music of Alec Wilder
Genre: Jazz
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CD Details

All Artists: Marian Mcpartland
Title: Plays the Music of Alec Wilder
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jazz Alliance
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 027489001625

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Her best of the 1970s
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is probably the only full-length exploration of Wilder's music on record, and Marian does it justice. "Jazz Waltz for a Friend" was written by Alec Wilder for McPartland due to their long friendship, and Marian continues to play his material often in her performances. Other memorable tunes include a bouncy version of "I'll Be Around" (compare this to a much more pensive version that concludes "Live at Maybeck" nearly 20 years later), "Where Are the Good Companions?" and "It's So Peaceful in the Country." The sound is a bit dim, but it's a fine disk nevertheless and was originally recorded for Marian's own Halcyon label."
Here are the Good Companions
N P MERRILL | Mpls MN | 12/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

""How blue the skies, Oh, sweet surprise" as Marian McPartland sails into the Wilder blue yonder. Sparkling, evanescent luminosities. Brilliant renditions of some of Alec Wilder's best tunes."