Marian McPartland and the Girls in the Band

 Marian McPartland Piano and Jazz


Marian Talks about her sound   Marian McPartland Jam

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THE GIRLS IN THE BAND  a film by One Step Productions  tells the “poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day.Review in Variety

Jazz legendary piano wizard Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world’s best musicians on NPR’s longest-running  jazz program, Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.

Here is an excellent article about visiting Marion McPartland by Judy Chaikin. Judy Chaikin is the director of The Girls in the Band. 

When you research a post you sometimes run into another who has already done a job far better than you of detailing and archiving the subject. When you meet such a resource, you have to  acknowledge. To learn more about Marian McPartland and piano and the times and history be sure to visit  Marian McPartland a Jazz Pianist  An overview of a musical career. by Clare Hansson. Excellent!

Here is Marian’s Facebook Page. Ladies and gentlemen that photo behind her is only the most famous Jazz photo in history and she, dear ones, is in it. Here is the photo again from A Great Day in Harlem  Here is A bio of the musicians and Marian McPartland.

Her start came in WW II, the big one. My dad was in that war and met my mom there. Marian was in that war and met her husband in England.
Thanks to the film and the people who made it, I, on an island in a far off land once called Tanase, have learned about this lady and now love her work. To blog is to be always on a discovery path.  This path led to Marian McPartland’s piano.

We have decided that this is a windmill to battle. This is the first blog of presentations of women musicians. Expect more. We, or I, or whomever this is, thinks we or you, yes you should want more music from more of the ladies in  this  blog starring  women featured in THE GIRLS IN THE BAND. It’s a good page.

Marian’s piano music speaks for itself.




The Girls in the Band
Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature – Palm Springs International Film Festival
Audience Favourite Feature, Victoria Film Festival
Audience Choice Documentary, Omaha Film Festival
Produced by Judy Chaikin, Michael Greene, Nancy Kissock. Executive producer, Greene. Co-producer, Hugh M. Hefner. Directed by Judy Chaikin. Written by Chaikin, Edward Osei-Gyimah


david michael jackson  june 29 2012,   send rose petals

Last One Standing Poem

i wuz the last one standing
told off
narry a narnstitch to chamfer,
stalwrited agin,
the final blartly
last one standing I wuz,
barnsnorted right into thye cornswaint
blottled and confused
left there to think I was
left there to think
and think I did



david michael jackson  sometime in the past   send caramel corn

Blacklist and Joan Scott’s screenwriting career

Blacklist molded Joan Scott’s screenwriting career | | The Bulletin.

Joan Scott, the wife of Adrian Scott, one of the Hollywood Ten, died yesterday.  She was the last living link to any of the 10 who went to jail, except possibly the children and grandchildren who still are around.  That’s how history dies unless we keep the remembering alive.

Hollywood Blacklist

Mystical Photographs wanted for Mystical House Film

PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY for Mystical House Productions. There are not enough people connected to yet to make it viable so I am asking all of you to share this message on your site. LET’S MAKE A LITTLE MOVIE WITH YOUR MYSTICAL PHOTOGRAPHS. Each person who would like to, send up to 3 “mystical” photographs that you have taken yourself. Everyone participating gets credit in the film. I will produce it. I have original music already and will write some words. You may also write a few words to go with the pics you send. Send submissions to Belinda Subraman at Please share this message far and wide.




1. Of or having a spiritual reality or import not apparent to the intelligence or senses.
2. Of, relating to, or stemming from direct communion with ultimate reality or God: a mystical religion.
3. Enigmatic; obscure: mystical theories about the securities market.
4. Of or relating to mystic rites or practices.
5. Unintelligible; cryptic.