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Editorial: Marian the jazz pianist

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Pianist Marian McPartland, who died yesterday at the age of 95, went back — back to the early days of jazz. She also went forward, to new songs, new musicians and new ways of communicating — like her radio show, “Piano Jazz,” which has been a popular feature on National Public Radio since 1978. It is through that show, which was live and usually included a guest whom McPartland interviewed and made music with, that ...

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