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Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams

Editorial Review Review “Soul on Soul offers valuable insights about how gender shaped the opportunities and reputations of the first generation of jazz women… a balanced reading of this legendary jazz pianist… Kernodle’s study… establishes a rightful place for Williams as a jazz pioneer.” –Register of the […]

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Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams

Editorial Review From Publishers Weekly In a time when the music of Harlem was beginning to stake a claim on the racially mixed Greenwich Village clientele, Williams, a young black pianist, trained her sights on a more classical venue. In 1947 she reached it, leading Carnegie Hall’s […]

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Mary Lou Williams Biography

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. As a very young child she taught herself to play the piano and her first public performance was at the age […]

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Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong Product Details Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (December 2, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0151010897 ISBN-13: 978-0151010899 Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds Crafted with a musician’s ear and an historian’s eye, Pops is […]

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