|Marian McPhartland is in my opinion a national treasure,and as she now approaches her 90th birthday I think she should be acknowledged as one of the driving forces in jazz of the past century. Her NPR radio program is the longest running on NPR ever. As a jazz pianist she has few peers indeed. Someone once said about her. That she had three strikes against her,before she even got to bat and that was she's white, she's British and she's a woman. But with that being said she has managed to carve out an enviable career approached by few.|
Shall we honor her now?