Mary Lou Williams [Vinyl]

Format: Vinyl
Release Date: 3/1/2019
Style(s): Bebop, Soul, Modal
Availability: In Stock

Composer, arranger, and pianist Mary Lou Williams' musical career reflected the history of American jazz from the late 1920s through the 1970s. Described by Duke Ellington as being "beyond category," Williams was conversant in jazz styles ranging from stride through swing and be-bop to the avant-garde, yet her music was always rooted in spirituals and the blues. This self-produced recording, originally recorded in 1962 and 1963, contains a mix of standards and originals including four compositions reflecting her devout interest in religious music. The vinyl offering of Mary Lou Williams, which includes a liner notes booklet, is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums in our collection.

1. Black Christ of the Andes
Length: 06:23
2. It Ain't Necessarily So
Length: 04:35
3. The Devil
Length: 02:55
4. Miss D. D.
Length: 02:25
5. Anima Christi
Length: 02:43
6. A Grand Nite for Swingin
Length: 02:54
7. My Blue Heaven
Length: 03:02
8. Dirge Blues
Length: 03:21
9. A Fungus Amungus
Length: 02:48
10. Praise the Lord
Length: 05:47
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 36:53
UPC: 093070284319