Harold Mabern

Harold Mabern

Harold Mabern, born March 20, 1936, is one of New York’s most requested pianists and a staple of Japan’s jazz scene. A mainly self-taught musician, his style is influenced by Art Tatum, Chris Anderson, Billy Wallace, and Bud Powell. In 2015, he released Afro Blue. McPartland caught him for this 1991 Piano Jazz before he left for a late spring tour of Japan. Mabern solos on “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” then joins McPartland for Ellington’s “Squeeze Me.”

 

(photo: Jimmy Baikovicius)

Air Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 8:00pm