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Marian McPartland

English,  Musician
Total Quotes : 23
Well Just Yamaha

I'd just as soon be on a good Steinway or Yamaha just as well.

- Marian McPartland

Young Like Listeners

Although I do feel that with a show like ours we ourselves are getting a lot more young listeners at concerts.

- Marian McPartland

Hope Doing Boy

Boy, I'm just quietly doing my thing, and I hope they'll look around and get my record out.

- Marian McPartland

Big Which Grammy

By the way, I got a Grammy, which was a big thrill.

- Marian McPartland

Doing Whole Providing

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 McPartland

Own My Own Still

As long as I can still be on my own and do my own thing and be working full time, it's great.

- Marian McPartland

Birthday Lawyers Next

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 McPartland

New West Coast Over

I have a West Coast rhythm section and a New York rhythm section. I've got them spread out all over the place.

- Marian McPartland

Sometimes Too Works

I'm not too fond of changing things into waltzes, but sometimes that works.

- Marian McPartland

Like Tunes Minor

I like minor tunes.

- Marian McPartland

Doing Play Minor

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 McPartland

Bad Mail Would

I would really hate to have e-mail. It's bad enough with all the mail I get.

- Marian McPartland

Need Hours Being

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 McPartland

Doing Week Works

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 McPartland

Hands Around Taste

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 McPartland

Think Head I Think

So if I think of something in my head I don't have to do it. If I can't do I don't do it, I do something else.

- Marian McPartland

Love Play Away

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 McPartland

Good Million Tunes

There are a million good tunes.

- Marian McPartland

Big Records Turmoil

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 McPartland

Think Shame Commercial

Well it's because the record companies are pumping away with their commercial stuff. I think it's a shame.

- Marian McPartland