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Marian McPartland Quotes

Marian McPartland Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Marian McPartland
Type:
Musician
Nationality:
English
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  • 1
    Although I do feel that with a show like ours we ourselves are getting a lot more young listeners at concerts. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 2
    As long as I can still be on my own and do my own thing and be working full time, it's great. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 3
    At the risk of being a fuddy-duddy I don't have a computer; I don't have e-mail; and I really don't need something in my house that I would be sitting in front of for hours. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 4
    Baldwin is sort of getting to be a bit funny. I don't know what happened, but a few years ago they suddenly went bankrupt and Gibson bought the whole outfit. Since then they haven't seemed to be doing an awfully good job of providing pianos. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 5
    I have a West Coast rhythm section and a New York rhythm section. I've got them spread out all over the place. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 6
    I like minor tunes. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 7
    I love to play in the different keys like B or F sharp, or keys that most people don't play in, because they have a better resonance or something. I'm really not fond of F and C. I just stay away from those if I can. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 8
    I need to get up and walk around and keep my knees from getting bad, which is what's happening. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 9
    I'd just as soon be on a good Steinway or Yamaha just as well. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 10
    I'm not too fond of changing things into waltzes, but sometimes that works. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 11
    I'm trying to get the record that I made at my birthday party last year, trying to get that out, and the lawyers are diddling around with it and it probably won't be out until next year. I don't know. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 12
    My hands look terrible but I can do anything I want to do, so, you know, I just think I'm playing all around with more good taste and not dashing up and down the piano. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 13
    Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 14
    So I have a friend who works for me once a week. She's got e-mail, so anybody that must send an e-mail, they send it to her and she faxes it to me. Sounds like a long way of doing things, but it works for me. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 15
    That's something Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: If you're not feeling right about what you're doing and you play a minor tune it all comes back, falls into place. I don't know if that's true, but I do it. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 16
    The house is in turmoil with records on every space. In the kitchen and in the dining room is covered with records. I don't have a big enough house to accommodate everything. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 17
    Well it's because the record companies are pumping away with their commercial stuff. I think it's a shame. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland
  • 18
    Well, I'm bringing what I like to call my Chicago rhythm section: They both live there and those are the guys I use when I'm in the mid-west. Marian_McPartlandMarian McPartland