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Pete Jolly On Piano Jazz

Pete Jolly on the cover of<em> Herb Alpert Presents</em>.
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Pete Jolly on the cover of Herb Alpert Presents.

A vital force on the West Coast jazz scene, Pete Jolly was a pianist and accordionist known for his movie soundtracks and television themes, including Get Smart, Dallas and M*A*S*H.

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1986, Jolly showcases his swinging piano style with a solo in "You, The Night And The Music"; then, host Marian McPartland joins in for a performance of "Barbados." McPartland solos in "Close Enough For Love," and the two performers create a rousing finale as they play a two-person version of "Oleo."

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1986.

Set List

  • "While My Lady Sleeps" (Kaper)
  • "Never Never Land" (Styne, Comden, Green)
  • "I Hear A Rhapsody" (Fragos, Baker, Gasparre)
  • "Close Enough For Love" (Mandel, Williams)
  • "Dearly Beloved" (Coltrane)
  • "You And The Night And The Music" (Schwartz, Dietz)
  • "Barbados" (Parker)
  • "New Orleans" (Carmichael)
  • "Oleo" (Rollins)
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