Paul Shaffer On Piano Jazz

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Known as the longtime bandleader for NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman — and, later, CBS’ Late Show — Paul Shaffer first received training in the classics. But, thanks to rock ‘n’ roll, he grew up to lead what Letterman has called “the world’s most dangerous band.”

Also a composer, performer and director, the versatile Shaffer is a force to be reckoned with. On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1988, he plays the standard “All The Things You Are” and teams up with host Marian McPartland for a performance of Stevie Wonder‘s “Isn’t She Lovely.”

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1988.

Set List
  • “All The Things You Are” (Kern, Hammerstein)
  • “Emily” (Mercer)
  • “Isn’t She Lovely” (Wonder)
  • “Room With A View” (Fulsom, McCord)
  • “All In Love Is Fair” (Wonder)
  • “Watermelon Man” (Hancock, Gloria)
  • “Portrait Of Paul Shaffer” (McPartland)
  • “My Favorite Things” (Rodgers, Hammerstein)
  • “Marian And Paul’s Blues” (Shaffer, McPartland)
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