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Pianist and vocalist Hazel Scott was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. A former child prodigy, she had a lifelong career as a jazz artist on both stage and screen, performing late into her life through the U.S. and Europe.
On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1980, Scott performs a set of standards, including tunes by Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin and Ray Noble. She also joins host Marian McPartland for a duet in “Fine And Dandy” and “Kool Bongo.”
Originally broadcast in the fall of 1980.
- “Memories Of You” (Blake, Razaf)
- “Do Nothing” (Ellington, Russell)
- “Ghost Of Yesterday” (Herzog, Kitchings)
- “Some Other Spring” (Herzog, Kitchings)
- “Don’t Misunderstand” (Parks)
- “Kool Bongo” (Williams)
- “I Hadn’t Anyone Till You” (Noble)
- “Soon” (G. Gershwin, I. Gerswhin)
- “All Too Soon” (Ellington, Sigman)
- “Fine And Dandy” (James, Swift)