As part of a series of selected CD releases from Marian McPartland’s Peadbody Award-winning Piano Jazz radio show, legendary singer/actress, Rosemary Clooney, joins Marian for almost an hour of delightful conversation and song, in this National Public Radio broadcast, recorded October 14, 1991.
These talented ladies share some memories, some music, and some warm thoughts about the people and vocation they love. They speak with affection and respect for—and perform exquisitely the music of—Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, Johnny Mercer, and Billy Strayhorn, to mention but a few.
Marian is, as usual, warm , congenial and inquisitive as she delves into Rosemary’s illustrious career, from the early days with sister Betty, through her many exceptional albums on Concord Records. This CD is a rare opportunity to gain an entertaining insight into the art and business of music, not only for singers and pianists, but for all who appreciate the impeccable interpretation of wonderful tunes.