MARY LOU WILLIAMS

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Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. She was born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a very young child she taught herself to play the piano (her first public performance was at the age of six). She became a professional musician in her teens.

In 1930, she joined Andy Kirk's Twelve Clouds of Joy, of which her first husband, saxophonist John Williams, was already a member, and became the band's leading soloist, composer, and arranger. Williams contributed to the band book of most of the other swing bands too; for Benny Goodman she wrote "Roll 'Em".

In 1941 she worked as a staff arranger with Duke Ellington for about six months, although "Trumpet No End" (an arrangement derived from the standard "Blue Skies") was not recorded by Ellington until 1946. In
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Collection 1927-59Collection 1927-59
Fabulous 2014
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Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
Smithsonian Folkways 2019
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The History of JazzThe History of Jazz
Folkways Records 2012
$11.75
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Mary Lou Williams Plays In LondonMary Lou Williams Plays In London
Sony Music Canada Inc. 2017
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Keyboard HistoryKeyboard History
Poll Winners 2012
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Mary Lou's MassMary Lou's Mass
Smithsonian Folkways 2005
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ZoningZoning
Smithsonian Folkways 2005
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Mary Lou Williams Presents-Black Christ Of The AndesMary Lou Williams Presents-Black Christ Of The Andes
Smithsonian Folkways 2005
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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Mary Lou WilliamsMarian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Mary Lou Williams
Concord Records 2004
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MARY LOU WILLIAMS Discography

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MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou Williams Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou Williams Trio
Stride Piano 1944
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou Williams (1944) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou Williams (1944)
Stride Piano 1944
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Signs Of The Zodiac Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Signs Of The Zodiac Vol. 2
Stride Piano 1945
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Piano Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Solos
Stride Piano 1946
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou Williams And Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou Williams And Orchestra
Stride Piano 1950
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou Williams (1951) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou Williams (1951)
Stride Piano 1951
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Piano Contempo : Modern Piano Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Contempo : Modern Piano Jazz
Stride Piano 1951
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Plays In London (aka First Lady Of Piano) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays In London (aka First Lady Of Piano)
Stride Piano 1953
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou
Stride Piano 1954
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary-Lou Williams Und Ihre Bands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary-Lou Williams Und Ihre Bands
Stride Piano 1955
MARY LOU WILLIAMS A Keyboard History album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Keyboard History
Stride Piano 1955
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou Williams (aka Black Christ of the Andes) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou Williams (aka Black Christ of the Andes)
Stride Piano 1964
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Music For Peace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music For Peace
Stride Piano 1970
MARY LOU WILLIAMS From The Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From The Heart
Stride Piano 1971
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou Williams In London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou Williams In London
Stride Piano 1974
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Zoning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zoning
Stride Piano 1974
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Zodiac Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zodiac Suite
Stride Piano 1975
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Free Spirits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Free Spirits
Stride Piano 1976
MARY LOU WILLIAMS My Mama Pinned a Rose on Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Mama Pinned a Rose on Me
Stride Piano 1978
MARY LOU WILLIAMS The History Of Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The History Of Jazz
Stride Piano 1978

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MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou Williams, Hylton Jefferson ‎: Rehearsal Vol. 1 (Footnotes To Jazz Vol. 3) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou Williams, Hylton Jefferson ‎: Rehearsal Vol. 1 (Footnotes To Jazz Vol. 3)
Stride Piano 1951

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MARY LOU WILLIAMS Live At The Cookery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Cookery
Stride Piano 1975
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou Williams & Cecil Taylor: Embraced album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou Williams & Cecil Taylor: Embraced
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Solo Recital Montreux Jazz Festival 1978 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Recital Montreux Jazz Festival 1978
Stride Piano 1979
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Nice Jazz 1978 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nice Jazz 1978
Stride Piano 2016

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MARY LOU WILLIAMS Mary Lou's Mass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mary Lou's Mass
Stride Piano 1975
MARY LOU WILLIAMS On Vogue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Vogue
Stride Piano 1992
MARY LOU WILLIAMS The Chronological Classics: Mary Lou Williams 1927-1940 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Mary Lou Williams 1927-1940
Stride Piano 1992
MARY LOU WILLIAMS The Chronological Classics: Mary Lou Williams 1944 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Mary Lou Williams 1944
Stride Piano 1996
MARY LOU WILLIAMS The London Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The London Sessions
Stride Piano 1997
MARY LOU WILLIAMS The First Lady of the Piano: 1952-1971 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The First Lady of the Piano: 1952-1971
Stride Piano 1998
MARY LOU WILLIAMS The Chronological Classics: Mary Lou Williams 1944-1945 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Mary Lou Williams 1944-1945
Stride Piano 1999
MARY LOU WILLIAMS The Chronological Classics: Mary Lou Williams 1945-1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Mary Lou Williams 1945-1947
Stride Piano 1999
MARY LOU WILLIAMS Jazz in Paris: I Made You Love Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in Paris: I Made You Love Paris
Stride Piano 2001
MARY LOU WILLIAMS 1953-1954 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1953-1954
Stride Piano 2006
MARY LOU WILLIAMS The Circle Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Circle Recordings
Stride Piano 2007

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