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Andy Kirk & Mary Lou WilliamsMary's Idea ... CD
Jazz Heritage, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mary Lou WilliamsLondon Sessions ... CD
Vogue/BMG (France), 1953/1954. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mary Lou WilliamsZodiac Suite (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Folkways, 1945. Used ... $6.99
One of the first higher-concept recordings from pianist Mary Lou Williams – recorded in the mid 40s, but with a musical vision that holds up beautifully all these many years later! Despite the large group expectations you might have from the "suite" in the title, the tracks are all relatively intimate – played by a trio with Williams on piano, Al Lucas on bass, and Jack Parker on drums – and recorded in a way that often has Mary's piano out front in the mix, with Lucas' basslines providing a close second – working together in almost drumless formation at many points in the session. Titles include "Taurus", "Leo", "Libra", "Capricorn", "Pisces", "Cancer", "Virgo", "Scorpio", and "Aquarius" – and the CD feeatures 6 previously unreleased alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Bud Powell, Mary Lou Williams, Cecil Taylor, etcMasters Of The Modern Piano – 1955 to 1966 ... LP
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great overview of modern jazz piano work – with Verve material by Bud Powell, Cecil Taylor, Mary Lou Williams, Paul Bley, Wynton Kelly, and Bill Evans! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsChronological Mary Lou Williams 1944 to 1945 ... CD
Classics (France), 1944/1945. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsChronological Mary Lou Williams 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Classics (France), Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsChronological Mary Lou Williams 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Classics (France), Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsFrom The Heart ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1971. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solo piano work by Mary Lou – not as funky as some of her other sides from the time, but with a nice degree of soulful exploration that makes the work resonate a bit more strongly than some of her other solo recordings. Titles include "For The Figs", "Gemma", "Marnier Mood", "Blues For John", "Night Life", and "Cloudy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsNite Life ... CD
Chiaroscuro, 1971. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsZoning (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mary/Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Mary Lou Williams – a set recorded during the 70s period when she was mixing in a bit of funk with her jazz! The sound here is wonderful – quite different than other work you might know from Williams, and much more in the sort of groove you'd expect from Junior Mance, Ray Bryant, Ramsey Lewis, or other soul jazz-oriented pianists! Williams plays acoustic piano in a very hip trio with Mickey Roker on drums and Bob Cranshaw on electric bass – the latter of whom brings in this well-rounded, soul-drenched tone that's a lot like the bass work on some of Monty Alexander's own best albums from the 70s. And Williams herself is totally great too – playing with some slightly exotic tones at points, and with a really in-the-pocket groove at others. Funky tracks include "Intermission" and "Rosa Mae" – and other titles include "Ghost Of Love", "Medi II", "Zoning Fungus", and a great version of Dizzy Gillespie's "Olinga". CD also features 2 previously unreleased tracks – "Syl-O-Gism" and an alternate of "Gloria". CD

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsChronological Mary Lou Williams 1949 to 1951 ... CD
Classics (France), 1949/1950/1951. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Tray card has very slight rippling from moisture but no staining – otherwise in great shape.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams (Black Christ Of The Andes) ... CD
Mary, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album – and one of the best records you'll ever find by Mary Lou Williams! The record's a mixture of jazz and spiritual themes, and it features Mary Lou's piano set in some super-hip jazz arrangements that include players like Grant Green, Budd Johnson, Larry Gales, Melba Liston, Ben Tucker, and Percy Heath. The bass and piano work is amazing, and many tracks have a dark groove that's very subtle, but very compelling. About half the tunes feature hip choral vocalizing – in the mode of some of the Donald Byrd or Max Roach albums from the same time – mostly handled by the group of Howard Roberts. Includes the classic groover "A Grand Nite For Swinging", plus "A Fungus Amongus", "Anima Christi", "Miss DD", "The Devil", "It Ain't Necessarily So", and "My Blue Heaven". Great stuff all around – and even better than we're describing it! This CD issue features the original Mary Records cover art – different than the Saba/MPS or later Smithsonian CD versions. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsBlack Christ Of The Andes ... LP
Saba/Down At Dawn (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark album – and one of the best records you'll ever find by Mary Lou Williams! The record's a mixture of jazz and spiritual themes, and it features Mary Lou's piano set in some super-hip jazz arrangements 'that include players like Grant Green, Budd Johnson, Larry Gales, Melba Liston, Ben Tucker, and Percy Heath. The bass and piano work is amazing, and many tracks have a dark groove that's very subtle, but very compelling. About half the tunes feature hip choral vocalizing – in the mode of some of the Donald Byrd or Max Roach albums from the same time – mostly handled by the group of Howard Roberts. Includes the classic groover "A Grand Nite For Swinging", plus "A Fungus Amongus", "Anima Christi", "Miss DD", "The Devil", "It Ain't Necessarily So", and "My Blue Heaven". Great stuff all around – and even better than we're describing it! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dutch Jazz OrchestraLady Who Swings The Band – Rediscovered Music Of Mary Lou Williams ... CD
Challenge (Austria), 2005. Used ... $5.99
... CD
 
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Don ByasDon Byas (Jazz Legacy Series) ... LP
Inner City, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A trio of Parisian sessions from Don Byas – tracks recorded in the city that gave Don his warmest welcome of the postwar years, and which provided him with wonderful players to work with! The first 6 numbers feature a quartet with Byas on tenor and Mary Lou Williams on piano – working here with Don in a surprisingly soulful, straight way – really adding a lot to the set with her own original tunes "OW", "Mary's Waltz", "NME", and "Why". The next 3 numbers feature Byas working with pianist Beryl Booker, who also sings a bit too – on a version of "I Should Care" – alongside instrumental versions of "Makin Whoopee" and "Bery Booker's Byas-ed Blues". Last up are 3 tracks by Don Byas Et Ses Rhythmes – a cool combo with the great Fats Sadi on vibes and Maurice Vander on piano – on titles that include "Jordu", "Anatole", and "Lover Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousHunk Of Heaven – Volume 4 Of The Collectable Jazzman Sevens Series ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
Proof that there's few labels better at digging up an interesting groove than the mighty Jazzman imprint – home to a consistently great series of reissue 45s over the past 10 years or so! The Jazzman groove goes way beyond the standard deep funk line – into a realm of groovy styles that includes soundtrack bits, primitive electronics, female jazz vocals, socking 60s soul, and a whole lot more – all served up perfectly in this wonderful little set! And as with other Jazzman volumes, it's not just the music that makes the set great, but the way it's put together – as Gerald Jazzman manages to sort tunes and lay them out one by one in a style that really changes up the groove – pushing our expectations with each new number, and really keeping things fresh throughout! This one's way way way more than just a pile of rare funk tracks – a truly loving document of one label's commitment to the depth of music in all its forms – served up over a batch of 12 rare tunes! Titles include "Let's Go" by James Reese & The Progressions, "Baby True" by Gettysbyrg Address, "Hunk Of Heaven" by Lemuria, "Pretty Bird" by Terea, "Transfert 2002" by Le Groupe X, "Scherzi Pesanti" by Remigio Ducros, "One" by Mary Lou Williams, "Bobby's Mood" by Soul Toronadoes, "California Soul" by Marlena Shaw, and "Baltimore Oriole (King version)" by Lorez Alexandria. CD

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✨✧ VariousFreedom, Rhythm, & Sound – Revolutionary Jazz 1963 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Revolutionary jazz from the era of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond – soulful and spiritual jazz as important as any of the era – an impeccably well chosen compilation of Freedom, Rhythm & Sound from Soul Jazz Records! The set is a tie-in with Soul Jazz's essential Freedom, Rhythm & Sound book – documenting the sounds and providing an aural portrait of a fertile creative period in African American music and cultural history – when the societal struggles were a counterpart to the heretofore unseen depth of creativity and empowerment in jazz music. Includes a nice booklet of notes, and songs from both the independent underground, and some that made it onto established labels like Verve and others, and material by Joe Henderson, Archie Shepp, Errol Parker, Mary Lou Williams, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Horace Tapscott, Sun Ra and many more. 23 pivotal tracks on 2CDs, many running on the longer side, for a straight up incredible set of spiritual soul jazz: includes "Africa" by Oliver Lake/NTU, "Space A Nova" by Stanton Davis' Ghetto/Mysticism, "Miss DD" by Mary Lou Williams, "Old Time Religion" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Drinking Song" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop, "Attica Blues" by Archie Shepp, "Peyote Song No III" by Horace Tapscott & Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Freedom Time" by Pharoahs, "Black Survival" by Roy Brooks & Artistic Truth and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mark WhitakerSmoketown – The Untold Story Of The Other Great Black Renaissance ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overdue look at the rich African-American cultural heritage of Pittsburgh – the city that gave the world jazz musicians Erroll Garner, Billy Strayhorn, and Mary Lou Williams; playwright August Wilson; two great Negro League baseball teams; and the important black paper The Pittsburgh Courier! This rich history is covered here in fantastic detail – really showing us a side of the city that's often obscured behind its image as a steel producer and working class town – and the portrait painted here is as vivid and detailed of any we've seen of Chicago, Harlem, or Philly during their glory days. 404 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)
 
 
 



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