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  1. Yet Mary Lou Williams managed to make a name for herself as a pianist, composer and arranger back when jazz, like many other fields in the United States, reserved very few top spots for women. She wrote a part composition called The Zodiac Suite with a different theme for each star sign — and performed it at Carnegie Hall.
  2. Mary Lou Williams was born (Mary Elfrieda Scruggs) in Atlanta, Georgia on May 8, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an illegitimate child of an impoverished and indifferent mother. Mary Lou Williams childhood, like that of Ethel Waters and Billie Holiday, was rough and short. Like Waters and Holiday, she had to earn her own livelihood.
  3. Apr 25,  · Mary Lou Williams: Mary Lou’s Mass Updated April 25, – By John Seroff Over the course of her nearly year career, Mary Lou Williams was like a Swiss army knife of jazz, having a go at just about every movement between ragtime and free jazz.
  4. Mary Lou Williams died on May 28, , in Durham. At her funeral, in New York, at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (where she had been baptized), the musical world gathered. Dizzy Gillespie played, and Benny Goodman and Andy Kirk attended. Excerpts from Mary Lou’s Mass were sung. Her body was taken to Pittsburgh, where another mass was.
  5. Mary Lou Williams: Publisher: New York: Mary Records, ℗ Edition/Format: Music LP: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Sacred vocal music. Jazz. More like this: Similar Items.
  6. Mary Lou Williams, jazz pianist who performed with and composed for many of the great jazz artists of the s and ’50s. Williams received early instruction from her mother, a classically trained pianist. Picking out simple tunes at age two, Mary Lou was a prodigy with perfect pitch and a highly.
  7. At age 44, Mary Lou Williams knew suffering well. She was born in the South in the time of segregation, and at the age of 3, her family moved to an all-white neighborhood in Pittsburgh, where her new neighbors threw rocks through her family’s front windows. She dealt with both the pain of infertility and trauma after an abortion.
  8. Mary Lou Williams: 'Mary Lou Williams: ' August 1, • Mary Lou Williams taught herself how to play the piano and performed in public by the time she was six. She composed for the.

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