Marian McPartland: The Single Petal of a Rose

Marian McPartland pays tribute to a music legend who was also her mentor and friend— Duke Ellington. Recorded live at Berkeley’s famed Maybeck Recital Studio.
The Single Petal of a Rose
Released: 8/22/2000
Label: Concord
Genre: Jazz
All Marian McPartland profiles…
The Single Petal of a Rose
Pianist Marian McPartland relates the origin of the album, its title tune, and its cover.
Rerouting the A Train
It’s Billy Strayhorn’s tune, but even as McPartland sends the old train down new tracks, it carries images of Ellington.
Spirits and Memories
When she played "Cerulesence," an original tune McPartland created for this album, it brought back memories of Duke.
Moods and Swings
McPartland explores key dynamics with "Mood Indigo," then swings into a salute to bassist Bill Douglass.
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