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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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