This one is a bit of a sleeper. Recorded at Birdland in New York City in 1998, its obvious appeal stems from the reunion of the 1950's Hickory House trio that she talks about so often on "Piano Jazz:" Marian plus bassist Bill Crow and drummer Joe Morello. Yet it has a stiched together sound at times and drummer Morello is occasionally a bit noisy, so I didn't play it a lot at first. But repeated listenings reveal the beauty of Marian's tone, a higher level of intensity among the players than one normally feels at Marian's performances, and a repertoire that's notably different from her usual live dates. "Falling in Love with Love" features an inventive arrangement of a tune that's ideal for Marian's sense of harmony. But the ballads "Last Night When We Were Young," "New Orleans," "Two for the Road" and "Symphony" provide continuing enjoyment and Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way," "Tickle Toe" and her frequent set closer "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" provide enough rhythmic variation to make the record consistently enjoyable. And she doesn't forget her experimental side with "Cymbalism." In short, this is a very fine live set with more a diverse repertoire than "Live at Yoshi's Nitespot" (which nevertheless features terrific versions of "Like Someone in Love" and "Warm Valley").