Monday, June 01, 2009

New Marian McPartland interview

All ABout Jazz has a brand new interview with musician, composer, writer and radio host Marian McPartland, who has this to say about Steely Dan:
Yeah, we've had people that you wouldn't call jazz: Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. When we had Steely Dan on, people wrote in and said, "Is this jazz?" but it was jazz. They were two guys that really loved jazz. They were so thrilled that I knew Duke Ellington that we spent half the show talking about Duke. I just loved those guys. There are so many newer people that are so very interesting.
Read the whole Marian McPartland interview here.

P.S. If you haven't checked out the McPartland/Steely Dan Piano Jazz CD, do yourself a favour and ... do!

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