Organist, arranger, composer, teacher, and singer Trudy Pitts (1932 – 2010) earned a reputation not only for her technical prowess, but also for her ability to convey a wide range of emotions. Her formal training was classical: she studied piano at Juilliard and Temple University, but came to jazz by way of the organ. On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Pitts’ sensitive touch is apparent when she solos on “A Child is Born.” Then she and McPartland create a memorable “Mood Indigo.”
News Stations: Sat, Feb 25, 8 pm | Classical Station: Sun, Feb 26, 7 pm
Note: We previously listed this episode as scheduled for our News Stations on Sat, Feb 18, 8 pm and for our Classical Stations on Sun, Feb 19, 7 pm. We regret the error.