WBGO aired her series. The longest line I ever witnessed at our local Jazz club was when she was performing. A real class act, she was a who's who of whom she played with. She took time out to talk with me!! The Jazz stories she has for herself. :)
My jazz education was at the hands and through the voice of Marian McPartland. I spent many, many hours listening to her over the years (27 to be exact), often on Saturday night at 8:00 with my ritual Piano Jazz gin and tonic in hand. She was the best and will be sorely and sadly missed.
I loved her repore she had with her guests. She was so candid and you could learn a lot from her interviews. I remember when she had Dizzy on her show and how Dizzy started talking about the birth of bebop. Oh how I loved this. Oh and Dizzy even played the piano.