In Good Time,The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland as a musician, composer, and host of National Public Radio’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. A native of England, McPartland arrived in America in 1948 with her husband Jimmy McPartland and established herself as a leading musician in the male dominated jazz world.

McPartland tells her own story through interviews filmed over 4 years. The film features McPartland’s own musical compositions and piano improvisations. She is seen performing and regaling audiences with her wit and stories in clubs, concerts, and Piano Jazz recording sessions with Dr. Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Bill Frisell, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Dick Hyman, and others.

To order a DVD of In Good Time click here.

Praise

“The DVD is just terrific….a marvelous documentation of a true artist.“   Susan Stamberg, NPR on In Good Time 

 “If there ever was a lady with a capital “L” who has earned her recognition in jazz, it is Marian McPartland.”   George Wein, founder, Newport Jazz Festival

“Marian’s open mind, generous musical spirit and wicked sense of humour are here for all to see and hear.   Anyone who could live such a remarkable life and sit in these grand days beneath a sign that reads, “No Whining”, deserves all our admiration and affection.”  Elvis Costello and Diana Krall

“In Good Time will in my judgment enter the realm of one of the hands-down best jazz documentaries, ever.  Your editing was just so masterful — you told Marian’s story in an intimate way and yet best of all, you let the music through and gave it space.   The program was a resounding success!  There was just a special feeling in the theater that night — one of those evenings that makes all we do worthwhile.”  Carol Johnson, executive director of Amherst Cinema                                       

“There is no doubt in my mind that Miss McPartland is the cleverest, most intelligent and talented woman to have graced our music. It seems ungallant to say that she is now a very old lady (go on then, 93) and I find it incredible that she can still play such beautiful piano .. . the glowing personality and packed information make this DVD more appealing than most and it comes near to ranking with the best biographical DVD that I ever saw.”    Steve VoceJazz JournalMay 2012, UK

Press

Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy

Maine Sunday Telegram

WXXI-FM & AM, Rochester, NY

KJZZ-FM, Phoenix, interview with Huey

Examiner

The New York City Jazz Record click on January issue, then go to page 37

New Jazz Archive, Interlochen Public Radio. On Marian McPartland’s career in radio, includes interview with Huey.

Jazz History Online

Oregon Music News

Podcast Interview with Huey

Boston and Portland Phoenix

ACCOLADES & FESTIVALS

Selected by DownBeat Magazine as a Must Have Jazz DVD of 2011

Winner,  Manny Berlingo Award, Best Documentary, Garden State Film Festival

Broadcast on Maine Public Television, 2012 & 2013

World Premiere, Maine International Film Festival, July, 2011, Selected second place, Audience Favorite Film Award, MIFF

On Screen/In Person Tour, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

Garden State Film Festival, Asbury Park, NJ

Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Reel Music Festival 29, Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona, AZ

Green Mountain Film Festival, Montpelier, VT

Prescott Film Festival, Prescott, AZ

Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, GA

Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle, WA

Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington, VT

 

In Memoriam,  Marian McPartland 1918 – 2013

Marian, Judy & Huey, March 2013

Marian, Judy & Huey, March 2013

 


 

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