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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Mary Lou Williams-Pt. 2

This edition of the DuPlex Mystery Jazz Hour, WZBC, takes us from 1946 to 1963 in the recording career of Mary Lou Williams. On this show, you will hear MLW move from swing into bop and into the beginning of her specifically spiritual musical phase (although she also keeps the funky side going).



How High The Moon -MLW solo,  Folkways, 1946

Fifth Dimension, Boogie Misterioso, Conversation,
MARY LOU WILLIAMS GIRL STARS Majorie Hyams, vib; Mary Lou Williams, p; Mary Osborne, g; June M. Rotenberg, b; Rose Gotesman, dr Victor, 1946

All God's Children Got Rhythm, Humoresque, Waltz Boogie
,  MARY LOU WILLIAMS DUO/TRIO Mary Lou Williams, p; June M. Rotenberg, b; Bridget O'Flynn, dr. Camden Records, 1946

Mary Lou, Kool, MARY LOU WILLIAMS AND HER ORCHESTRA Kenny Dorham, tp; Mary Lou Williams, p; John H. Smith Jr, g; Grachan Moncur, b. Folkways, 1947

Irving Kustin, Leon Schwartz, Edward Sadowski, tps; Martin Glaser, Allan Feldman, Maurice Lopez, Orlando Wright, ts; Frank Roth, p; Milton Orent, b + arr; Jack Parker, dr; Mary Lou Williams, ld, arr,  Selmer Records, 1947

Benny's Bop, Bye Bye Blues Bop, Benny Goodman Sextet Benny Goodman, cl; Wardell Gray, ts; Mary Lou Williams, p; Billy Bauer, g; Clyde Lombardi, b; Mel Zelnick, dr; V-Disc Hep, 1948

Tisherome, Shorty Boo, MARY LOU WILLIAMS AND HER ORCHESTRA Idrees Sulieman, tp; Martin Glaser, b-cl; Allan Feldman, fl, cl + as; Mary Lou Williams, p; Mundell Lowe, g; George Duvivier, b; Denzil Best, dr; Kenny Hagood, voc on. King, 1949

Willow Weep for Me, Bye Bye Blues,  MARY LOU WILLIAMS WITH HER TRIO Mary Lou Williams, p + org (1); Mundell Lowe, g; George Duvivier, b; Denzil Best, dr. King, 1950

You're The Cream In My Coffee, From this Moment On MARY LOU WILLIAMS TRIO Mary Lou Williams, p; Carl Pruitt,b; Bill Clark, dr. Atlantic, 1951

Lullaby of the Leaves, Moonglow, MARY LOU WILLIAMS - DON BYAS GROUP Don Byas, ts; Mary Lou Williams, p; Buddy Banks, b; Gérard Pochonet, dr. Vogue, 1953

Nancy is in Love with the Colonel, MARY LOU WILLIAMS AND HER ORCHESTRA Nelson Williams, tp; Ray Lawrence, tb; Mary Lou Williams, p; Buddy Banks, b; Kansas Fields, dr.  Club Francais du Disque, 1954

Just One of Those Things, MARY LOU WILLIAMS QUARTET Mary Lou Williams, p; Lennie Bush, b; Tony Kinsey, dr; Tony Scott, bongos. London, Swing, 1954

Carioca,  Zodiac Suite
, THE DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA AT NEWPORT 1957 Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Emmet Perry, Carl Warwick, Talib Daawud, tps; Melba Liston, Al Grey, Ray Connor, tbs; Ernie Henry, Jimmy Powell, as; Billy Mitchell, Benny Golson, ts; Pee Wee Moore, bs; Mary Lou Williams, p; Paul West, b; Charlie Persip, dr; Austin Cromer, voc. Verve, 1957

Chunk-A-Lunk Jug (Parts 1 & 2),  MARY LOU WILLIAMS TRIO p; Bruce Lawrence, b; Jack Parker, dr., Sue Records 1959

My Blue Heaven, A Fungus A Mungus, St Martin De Porres
, MARY LOU WILLIAMS: BLACK CHRIST OF THE ANDES Budd Johnson, ts, bcl; Mary Lou Williams, p; Grant Green, g; Larry Gales, b; Percy Price, dr; Jimmy Mitchell, voc; Melba Liston, scor + cond; on*. / George Gordon Singers (voc) Mary Records, 1963

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