[Dixielandjazz] Marian McPartland

Marek Boym marekboym at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 14:34:05 PST 2012

Dear Bill,
When did they marry?
There are recordings from 1946.
In his British jazz book Chilton covers musicians who played outside
Britain most of their lives.  Marian McPartland recorded with Jimmy
McPartland in England, so she qualifies.  Since she spent most of her
life in the US, I expected to find her in the US book - she was born
before 1920, and has certainly been moe important than many of the
musicians covered.  Moreover, some musicians covered by "Who Is Who in
British Jazz" hardly played jazz, but rather were dance band
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (rhymes with beer, so I'm going to
pur myself one).

On 24 December 2012 00:13, Bill Haesler <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> Marek Boym wrote:
>> Isn't it strange that Marian McPartland got no entry in either John Chilton' "Who Is Who in Jazz" nor in his "Who Is Who of British Jazz?"
> Dear Marek,
> Not really that strange.
> Marian Turner (not Page, as given by John Chilton) worked as a music hall pianist with Billy Mayerl's Claviers then performed for British and US troops during WWII, where she met Jimmy McP in Belgium in 1944.
> Jazz entered her life after they married and lived in New York.
> She was never on the British jazz scene.
> My mate John Chilton's "Who's Who of Jazz - Storyville To Swing Street" only covers musicians and vocalists born before 1920 and born or raised in the USA.
> Very kind regards,
> Bill.

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