Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams

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University of California Press, Apr 23, 2001 - Music - 463 pages
"Imagine a pianist playing concerts with Benny Goodman and Cecil Taylor in successive years (1977-78). That pianist was Mary Lou Williams. In a career which spanned over fifty years, Mary was always on the cutting edge."--Bob Jacobsen, www.allaboutjazz
 

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MORNING GLORY: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams

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An uninspired but thorough recounting of the life of the once renowned jazz pianist and composer, a "musician's musician." Mary Elfrieda Scruggs was born with a caul, a portent of special powers. And ... Read full review

Morning glory: a biography of Mary Lou Williams

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Dahl, a frequent contributor to jazz publications and the author of Stormy Weather: The Music and Lives of a Century of Jazz Women, presents here an overdue and definitive portrait of one of the 20th ... Read full review

Contents

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Linda Dahl writes frequently about jazz. Her groundbreaking book Stormy Weather: The Music and Lives of a Century of Jazzwomen was published in 1984.

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