Clint Eastwood and Marian McPartland

Jun 25, 2018

Clint Eastwood is widely recognized for his work in the movie industry, but not many people are aware of his passion for jazz. Eastwood has combined his love of the two art forms by purposely including classic jazz compositions in several of his films, particularly in his 1988 motion picture Bird, which features original Charlie Parker recordings. Although he calls himself an aficionado of piano players rather than a pianist himself, Eastwood flies through a blues improvisation with McPartland in this 2004 Piano Jazz session.

Full episode: https://www.npr.org/2014/05/16/313114820/clint-eastwood-on-piano-jazz