Mary Lou Williams

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HighNote CD 7097
Mary Lou Williams
Live At the Keystone Korner

The discography of available recordings by Mary Lou Williams is scandalously small for an artist of her talent. No matter how many recordings were available it would never be enough for Mary Lou was a consummate musician whose sympathies extended across the entire spectrum of jazz genres and styles. On this recording, recorded live at the fabled S.F. jazz club The Keystone Korner, Mary Lou is found at the very peak of her powers and shows just how formidable a pianist she was. Mary Lou gives a tour of jazz piano history and styles here ranging from gospel, ragtime, blues and boogie, to more modern interpretations ("Night in Tunisia", especially) which shows just how far into the future Mary Lou was able to cast her musical nets. A must have release - not just for pianists but for all who care about great jazz and its practitioners.

Mary Lou Williams - piano

Tracks: The History Of Jazz According To Mary Lou; A Night In Tunisia; The Jeep Is Jumpin'; It Ain't Necessairly So; Gloria; I Can't Get Started; Mary Lou's Blues; ST. Louis Blues; Stormy Weather; Roll 'Em; 'Round Midnight; Surrey With The Fringe On Top

 A Night In Tunisia

 The Jeep Is Jumpin'

 It Ain't Necessarily So


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