Richard Sudhalter On Piano Jazz

The cornetist and critic performs "Chasing Shadows" with Marian McPartland in a 1992 session.

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Richard Sudhalter (1938 — 2008) was a true Renaissance man of jazz. A top cornetist, he was also a respected critic, author, recording artist and featured guest at major jazz festivals. He co-wrote Bix: Man And Legend, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and in 1983 won a Grammy for his liner notes for Bunny Berigan: Giants Of Jazz. On this 1992 episode of Piano Jazz, Sudhalter remembers Bix Beiderbecke and joins Marian McPartland for a duet version of “Chasing Shadows.”

Originally broadcast in the winter of 1992.

Set List
  • “Isn’t This A Lovely Day” (Berlin)
  • “Chasing Shadows” (Silver, Davis)
  • “I Get Along Without You Very Well” (Carmichael)
  • “Deep Summer Music” (Robison)
  • “Sugar” (Pinkard, Mitchell, Alexander)
  • “I’ll Never Be The Same” (Malneck, Signorelli, Kahn)
  • “Stumbling” (Confrey)
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