For Marian: A Great Day in Harlem

Marian McPartlandMarian McPartland’s piano may be silent now, but both her music, as well as more than 30 years’ work introducing jazz to radio audiences live on. To celebrate her life’s work, here is a playlist featuring some of the jazz greats immortalized in Art Kane’s A Great Day in Harlem — a photograph which featured, among many others, Marian herself:

The Count Basie All-Stars — Dickie’s Dream
Art Blakey — Bu’s Delight
Dizzy Gillespie — Blues After Dark
Coleman Hawkins — Disorder at the Border
Marian McPartland — Afterglow
Charles Mingus — Devil’s Blues
Thelonious Monk — Blue Monk
Sonny Rollins — Oleo
Maxine Sullivan — Ace in the Hole
Mary Lou Williams — Little Joe From Chicago

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