Marian McPartland Quotes

I need to get up and walk around and keep my knees from getting bad, which is what's happening... view

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

There are a million good tunes... view

By: Marian McPartland

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... view

By: Marian McPartland

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... view

By: Marian McPartland

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... view

By: Marian McPartland

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... view

By: Marian McPartland

Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs... view

By: Marian McPartland

It's awful to have to, but I've started thinking about that, you know. 86. I'm thinking, well, maybe I might make it to 90. At least I'd like to have my brains... view

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

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... view

By: Marian McPartland

I like minor tunes... view

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

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... view

By: Marian McPartland

At the risk of being a fuddy-duddy I don't have a computer.. view

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

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... view

By: Marian McPartland

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

By: Marian McPartland

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... view

By: Marian McPartland