In Good Time
The Joy of Sax
Presented by New England Public Radio, UMass Fine Arts Center, and Amherst Cinema, each film in the series will enjoy a live music intro and expert commentary by WFCR Jazz à la Mode host
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland as a musician, composer, and host of National Public Radio’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. A native of England, McPartland arrived in America in 1948 with her husband Jimmy McPartland and established herself as a leading musician in the male dominated jazz world. Now 93, McPartland tells her own story through interviews filmed over 4 years. The film features McPartland’s own harmonically rich compositions and piano improvisations. She is seen performing and regaling audiences with her wit and stories in clubs, concerts, and Piano Jazz recording sessions with Dr. Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Bill Frisell, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Dick Hyman, and others.
Special guest! Filmmaker Huey will be present!
Directed by Huey. 86 mins, NR.