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A vital force on the West Coast jazz scene, Pete Jolly was a pianist and accordionist known for his movie soundtracks and television themes, including Get Smart, Dallas and M*A*S*H.
On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1986, Jolly showcases his swinging piano style with a solo in “You, The Night And The Music”; then, host Marian McPartland joins in for a performance of “Barbados.” McPartland solos in “Close Enough For Love,” and the two performers create a rousing finale as they play a two-person version of “Oleo.”
Originally broadcast in the spring of 1986.
- “While My Lady Sleeps” (Kaper)
- “Never Never Land” (Styne, Comden, Green)
- “I Hear A Rhapsody” (Fragos, Baker, Gasparre)
- “Close Enough For Love” (Mandel, Williams)
- “Dearly Beloved” (Coltrane)
- “You And The Night And The Music” (Schwartz, Dietz)
- “Barbados” (Parker)
- “New Orleans” (Carmichael)
- “Oleo” (Rollins)