Grammy-winning vocalist Linda Ronstadt has created stellar performances in a number of musical genres; whether singing pop, folk, country, Latin, or jazz, her crystal clear tone is unmistakable. In 2005, she joined McPartland for this live Piano Jazz, and the two legends brought the audience to their feet with stunning versions of "Lush Life" and "Miss Otis Regrets."
Diana Krall is arguably the most popular female singer in the jazz world today. Though she originally came onto the scene as a pianist, Krall has since seduced audiences and critics with her warm sensuous vocals. She made her Piano Jazz debut shortly after the release of her first album. On this 2007 session, Krall and McPartland get together for "My Shining Hour," "Body And Soul," and "P.S. I Love You."
Piano Jazz dips into the archives as we remember the late queen of the organ, Shirley Scott. The native Philadelphian was known for her strong sense of swing and straight bebop playing. On this 1992 session, Scott trades her organ for a piano, and takes a solo spin through tunes including "Au Privave" and "Skylark," and joins host McPartland for "In A Mellow Tone."