Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Lou Williams - Praise the Lord

I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! Today's post is from Mary Lou Williams, one of the greatest women in jazz history. From her days as the pianist in Andy Kirk's Twelve Clouds of Joy to her later career as a lecturer on jazz, Williams was a groundbreaker and innovator. This stomping piece features a great use of the "Killer Joe"-type groove. Enjoy!

By the way - the playlist for the second show is now complete. In a few days look out for it here!

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