I so enjoyed Mrs. McPartland's talk show on NPR, it truly was one of my favorites. She had such a charming personality and the perfect radio interview format style - like being right there in the studio with her and her guests in the moment. Most delightful, were the wonderful interviews with legendary jazz greats and her engaging stories about collaborative experiences. I loved it when she'd top it off by graciously asking if the two might play a piece together. Never disappointing, she always left me feeling good, uplifted and inspired. She increased my knowledge on an earlier jazz era and most importantly, Mrs. McPartland elicited fond memories of my parents and the fine music I grew up hearing in my home. My prayers go out to the family of a truly great musician and classy lady. May the memories you hold sustain you a peace I now find when thinking of Mrs. McPartland.