On this album, Mary Lou Williams presents a history of jazz in speech and in music, from meditations on learning ragtime and blues as a child to performances of her own compositions, including "Night Life," which was captured on her first recording in and became a Kansas City classic.
Pianist, composer, and arranger Mary Lou Williams () is often referred to as the First Lady of Jazz in the annals of American music history. Williams was a highly respected musician in her day whose repertoire spanned several seminal jazz styles, from boogie-woogie to bebop, and she was an integral member of what became known as the.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The First Lady In Jazz on Discogs. Label: Frémeaux & Associés - FA • Format: 3x, CD Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Jazz • Mary Lou Williams – The First Lady In Jazz Label: Frémeaux & Associés – 5/5(1).
Mar 08, · Mary Lou Williams, First Lady of Keyboard Jazz In the spirit of celebrating women, we pay tribute to jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams, popularly known as the "first lady of the jazz keyboard.".
She was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation's popular music, Mary Lou Williams was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a font of daring and creativity who.
The amazing Mary Lou Williams started out as a stomping stride pianist during the s and went on to put her stamp on practically all forms of acoustic jazz before her death in Williams was a keen observer who changed with the times, but more importantly, she was also an innovator who influenced the work of everyone from Benny Goodman.
Our Jazz for Young People series continues with an hour-long, interactive celebration of composer, arranger, and pianist Mary Lou Williams (–). Families will learn the inspiring tale of a young woman who realized her dreams through determination, imagination, incredible talent, and a .
Mary Lou Williams On this album, Mary Lou Williams presents a history of jazz in speech and in music, from meditations on learning ragtime and blues as a child to performances of her own compositions, including "Night Life," which was captured on her first recording in and became a Kansas City classic.