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Mary Lou Williams - The History Of Jazz FLAC album

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From 'Embraced: A Concert of New Music for Two Pianos exploring the History of Jazz with Love' (Pablo Live, 1978) Recorded at Carnegie Hall, 17th April, 1977.

Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions).

Artist: Mary Lou Williams. Album: Live at the Keystone Korner. Live at the Keystone Korner: Best 2 songs. Mary Lou Williams, Williams Mary Lou - Mary Waltz Conversation, 2002 02:54. Mary Lou Williams - Don't Blame Me Best Relaxing Jazz Piano, 2014 03:48. Artist: Mary Lou Williams.

Mary Lou Williams-Solo Piano And Narration Total Time With Narration 17:42. B1. Nite Life (Kansas City Swing). B2. Hesitation Boogie (Boogie Woogie). The History Of Jazz ‎(CD, RE). Smithsonian Folkways.

Mary Lou Williams was a much sought after arranger as she was harmonically ahead of her time. She adapted to and influenced the stylistic changes in jazz helping its evolution from blues, to boogie woogie, stride, swing, be-bop, and avant-garde. She is considered to be one of the top composers in Jazz history. Mary Lou Williams is perpetually contemporary. In 1971 she was nominated for the Grammy Best Jazz Performance – Group for the album Giants, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hackett, Mary Lou Williams. Showing her stylistic jazz diversity she performed duets with avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor at a Carnegie Hall concert in 1977. Mary Lou William’s contributions to jazz have be honored by many. Kansas City named a street in her honor in 1973. Duke University honored Williams by opening the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture in September 1983.

On Mary Lou Williams's The History of Jazz, a narrative record with piano illustrations that tells us as much about Miss Williams as it does about jazz, the pianist says quite casually and matteroffactly that she has played through all the eras of jazz. This is a reminder that jazz, even today, has a history of barely 75 years. And it is an even stronger reminder that very few jazz musicians have taken a broad overview of the music as a whole. She plays the same song on History of Jazz, but she first recorded it in 1955 in her first attempt at a retrospective album, A Keyboard History (made for the Jazztone Society and long out of print). It is a blues ballad, taught to her as a child by her stepfather, which she considers the most beautiful ballad I've ever heard.

Digitally re-mastered two-fer containing the Jazz pianist's difficult to find 1955 LP a Keyboard History in it's entirety. Williams is showcased here in both a trio setting with bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Osie Johnson on some tunes, as well as solo piano on many selections. As a bonus, we have added another complete album by the pianist recorded the previous year in Paris. All ten tracks on Mary Lou are trio performances featuring Buddy Banks on bass, and Jean-Louis Viale on drums.

Zodiac Suite: Revisited by Michael P. Gladstone. Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band. Memories of Mary Lou. Profiles. Mary Lou Williams: Jazz Healing. Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of the Andes by Bob Jacobson. Zodiac Suite: Revisited by AAJ Staff. Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams. Mary Lou Williams Trio at Rick's Cafe Americain by Bob Jacobson. Mary Lou Williams, 1945-1947 by Bob Jacobson. Sony Urban Music 2007.


Medi I (Modern Blues/Jazz) 1:27
Medi I With Voiceover 1:18
Anima Christi Suite (Lord Have Mercy-a Spiritual) 2:14
Medi I With Voiceover 0:31
Who Stole The Lock Off The Henhouse Door (ragtime) 1:28
Medi I With Voiceover 1:09
My Mama Pinned A Rose On Me (Old-fashioned Blues/Ballad) 4:07
Mary Lou Williams-Solo Piano And Narration Total Time With Narration 17:42
Nite Life (Kansas City Swing) 2:26
Hesitation Boogie (Boogie Woogie) 1:31
Old Blues 1:01
New Blues (Bop Or Modern) 1:02
A Fungus Amungus (Avant-garde Or Free) 4:22
Medi I (Modern) 2:39
Total Time With Narration 19:18


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FJ 2860 Mary Lou Williams The History Of Jazz ‎(LP) Folkways Records FJ 2860 US 1978
FJ 2860 Mary Lou Williams The History Of Jazz ‎(CD, RE) Smithsonian Folkways FJ 2860 US 2007
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Mary Lou Williams - The History Of Jazz FLAC album
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