Do a jazz radio show and have been researching mary lou williams discovered this recording, which i ordered, and when i learned that meade lux lewis was on the recording as well it just made the find that much more exciting. New biopic documentary on mary lou williams features carmen lundy. She is heard in 1927 on six selections with the synco jazzers a small group that included her thenhusband john williams on alto and then on the first 19 selections ever recorded under her own name. Roll em, an album by mary lou williams trio on spotify. As a very young child she taught herself to play the piano and her first public performance was at the age of six. Find mary lou williamss songs, tracks, and other music. To say that mary lou williams had a long and productive career is an understatement. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records in 78, 45, and lp versions. Williams is the last name she took with her first marriage to musician john williams. Mary lou williams was one of the most innovative, creative, groundbreaking musicians in the history of jazz. Roll em published may 1, 1997 by stanley dance on this 1944 transcription session for world broadcasting, milt gabler caught mary lou williams at her marvelous best, just before she was seduced by the charms of bebop. Use coupon code spring20 at checkout to receive 20% off your order. Mary lou williams was born mary elfrieda scruggs in atlanta, georgia on may 8, 1910. Mary lou williams career included everything from kansas city swing and bebop to expatriate and sacred jazz, a stint as a jazz educator, and a 1977 encounter with avantgarde icon cecil taylor.
This cd from verves jazz in paris series compiles two separate sessions from 1954. Bbc radio 3 composer of the week, mary lou williams. In 1930 williams cut her first solo recordings drag em and night life for which she later barred sales, as she was never paid, although the producer had at least given her the new credit, by which she became known, mary lou. Roll em recorded live, may 8, 1977 on live at the keystone korner recorded live, may 8. Picking out simple tunes at age two, mary lou was a prodigy with perfect pitch and a highly. Mary lou williams recorded through the years as a leader for many labels including brunswick a pair of piano solos in 1930, decca 1938, columbia, savoy, extensively for asch and folkways during 19441947, victor, king 1949, atlantic, circle, vogue, prestige, blue star, jazztone, her own mary label 19701974, chiaroscuro, steeplechase.
Williams wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred records in 78, 45, and lp versions. Williams wrote and arranged for duke ellington and benny goodman, and she was friend. Williams wrote and arranged for duke ellington and benny goodman, and she was friend, mentor, and teacher to thelonious monk, charlie. Jazz ensemble sheet music book by mary lou williams. The common player on both dates was tony scott, who played bongos, thus appending both trios. Check out roll em by the mary lou williams trio on amazon music. Mary lou williams was born mary elfrieda scruggs, on may 8, 1910, in atlanta, georgia, and grew up in the east liberty neighborhood of pittsburgh, pennsylvania. Williams received early instruction from her mother, a classically trained pianist. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundre. She distributed a single mimeographed page under the title of. Roll em by composer performer, jazz ensemble big band.
She was a brilliant and prolific composer and uniquely gifted pianist whose influence spans nearly the entire timeline of jazz music, but her name is almost never listed among the giants of jazz. Mary lou williams presents black christ of the andes. Roll em by the mary lou williams trio on amazon music. Credo instrumental by mary lou williams lyrics damnlyrics. Host marian mcpartland is initially nervous interviewing. During this same period, mary lou wrote and arranged for all the big bands of the era including those of louis armstrong, the dorseys, benny goodman roll em and camel hop, jimmie lunceford whats your story morning glory during the twenties mary lou had a small band in memphis, tennessee she was the leader of this combo when she. The legacy of mary lou williams by us army field band jazz. Mary lou williams may 8, 1910 may 28, 1981 was an american jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. While touring europe in the early 50s, mary lou williams made two separate recording trips to london. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cooki. On this 1944 transcription session for world broadcasting, milt gabler caught mary lou williams at her marvelous best, just before she was seduced by the charms of bebop.
Posted in by composer performer, jazz ensemble big band, williams, mary lou, women composersarrangers. Few in jazz matched williams deep breadth and respect for the historical contexts and traditions of jazz, yet zoning looks forward at least as much as it draws from past forms. As with the eras trumpet players, compressive jazz histories tend to overlook so many great. Mary lou williams and group, featuring leon thomas, vocalist mary records, tk4m1975 pittsburgh you know baby mary lou williams quartet mary records, vocal. She died on may 28, 1981 in durham, north carolina, usa. Mary lou williams was the guest on the the very first piano jazz session ever, recorded in 1978 with williams and bassist ronnie boykins. Mary lou williams gjon mili jam session 112444 to say that mary lou williams had a long and productive career is an understatement. A brief history of mary lou williams night lights classic. Instantly view and print mary lou williams jazz ensemble sheet music online roll em. Smithsonian folkways proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original asch records release of mary lou williams work, zodiac suite. Yesterdays kisses mary lou williams and her chosen five 9. As a very young child she taught herself to play the piano her first public performance was at the age of six. Between the devil and the deep blue sea mary lou williams.
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Although for decades she was often called jazzs greatest female musician and one has to admire what must have been a nonstop battle against sexism, she would. Black christ is both a powerful secular statement and a call to the divine. Reviews 0 harddriving boogiewoogie based on a tune that mary lou originally wrote for the benny goodman orchestra. Discover top playlists and videos from your favorite artists on shazam. Mary joseph innkeeper we three kings originally a flute solo matthew 2. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube.
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