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Marc Seales

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
05/12/2005

A noted jazz pianist and composer who has shared stages with many of the great players of the last two decades, Marc Seales is also a member of the music faculty at the University of Washington. His collaborators have included James Newton, Don Lanphere, Slide Hampton, Herb Ellis, and Bobby Hutcherson. Marc Seales plays piano in the performance studio and speaks with The Beat's Dave Beck. Also, Abundant Garden author Debra Prinzing and Amanda Wilde explores Nat King Cole's Nature Boy.

Today's Featured Music Selection: Ben Folds
North Carolina native piano man visited our Performance Studio two years ago for a terrific live set. He will be heading this way again in August, along with Rufus Wainwright and Ben Lee. But, we couldn’t wait to sample his new CD, Songs for Silverman. The new release has Fold's trademark epic, piano driven songs, but also features expanded instrumentation including massive strings on an alternate version of his first release, Landed.

06:00 – Marc Seales
A noted jazz pianist and composer who has shared stages with many of the great players of the last two decades, Marc Seales is also a member of the music faculty at the University of Washington. His collaborators have included James Newton, Don Lanphere, Slide Hampton, Herb Ellis, and Bobby Hutcherson. Marc Seales plays piano in the performance studio and speaks with The Beat's Dave Beck.

33:00 – Abundant Gardening
Bainbridge Island is one of America's most highly regarded horticultural "edens." In her book Abundant Garden author Debra Prinzing looks at nine gardens on Bainbridge and takes her readers on a tour of these spaces that she describes as "effusive, emotional, demonstrative, and unrestrained." Debra Prinzing speaks with Megan Sukys.

47:00 – Sounds Familiar/Amanda Wilde
Amanda Wilde is the host of The Swing Years and Beyond, Saturday evenings on KUOW. She joins us regularly with a look at how certain tunes have captured the American musical imagination in a profound way. This week we trace the evolution of the tune made famous by Nat King Cole, Nature Boy.

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