Larry Mantle speaks with jazz pianist and NPR “Piano Jazz” host Marian McPartland. With more than fifty albums to her credit, McPartland is a tireless jazz educator and piano virtuoso. She is in Los Angeles for performances at the Jazz Bakery from 10/27 through 10/31. Coming soon is a live 2-CD set from her 85th birthday celebrations in NYC. Guest artists include Norah Jones, Bill Charlap, Curtis Stigers, Karrin Allyson, Roy Hargrove, Regina Carter, Jason Moran and more. Tentative release date for the CD is 3/15/05.