PAUL de BARROS
Availability: Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 16th, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7:30pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Co-presented with EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL. Longtime Seattle Times jazz and world music critic Paul de Barros has written a major, marvelous biography of the incomparable jazz pianist Marian McPartland, Shall We Play That One Together?: The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland (St. Martin's). "With exhausting detail, de Barros powerfully and eloquently traces McPartland's life and career from her almost solitary childhood in Eastbourne, England, and her early musical training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London to her meteoric rise to the top of her profession as a world-renowned jazz pianist and host of the acclaimed public radio program, 'Piano Jazz' ... de Barros jauntily describes her dazzling life lived in the company of jazz greats from Oscar Peterson, Bobby Short, and Duke Ellington to Diana Krall and Chick Corea. Drawing on innumerable interviews and unrestricted access to McPartland's personal archives, de Barros produces a truly engaging biography of this jazz genius." - Publishers Weekly. See www.earshotjazz.org for more information on this year's Earshot Jazz Festival.