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Morning Glory
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Linda Dahl
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-19 - Publisher: Pantheon

Mary Lou Williams -- pianist, arranger, composer, and probably the most influential woman in the history of jazz -- receives the attention she has long deserved in the definitive biography by a leading scholar of women in jazz. The illegitimate child of an impoverished and indifferent mother, Williams began performing
Mary Lou Williams
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Deanna Witkowski
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-09 - Publisher: Liturgical Press

In Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, Deanna Witkowski brings a fresh perspective to the life and music of the legendary jazz pianist-composer Mary Lou Williams (1910-81). As a fellow jazz pianist-composer, adult convert to Catholicism, and liturgical composer, Witkowski offers unique insight gleaned from a twenty-year journey with
Soul on Soul
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Tammy Lynn Kernodle
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: UPNE

Biographical details and commentary on the music, performances, and recordings of jazz artist Mary Lou Williams are captured in this portrait of her life and work that explores the racial, social, cultural, and musical aspects of her time.
Lift Every Voice and Swing
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Vaughn A. Booker
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-21 - Publisher: NYU Press

Explores the role of jazz celebrities like Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Mary Lou Williams as representatives of African American religion in the twentieth century Beginning in the 1920s, the Jazz Age propelled Black swing artists into national celebrity. Many took on the role of race representatives, and
Mary Lou Williams
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Vaughn A. Booker
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:

African-American musician Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) was a jazz pianist and composer. The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) presents a biographical sketch of Williams as part of "Biographies: Life and Times of the Great Ones," an online supplement to "JAZZ," a documentary film by American film maker Ken Burns. PBS includes