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Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of the Andes

Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of the Andes

Mary Lou Williams, the "First Lady of Jazz," was an extraordinary pianist, composer, arranger, and master of blues, boogie woogie, stride, swing, and be-bop. Williams’ complex harmonies and brilliant phrasing, rooted in spirituals and blues, border on the avant-garde. Black Christ is both a powerful secular statement and a call to the divine. Duke Ellington said, "[She was] beyond category—a pianist who sums up in herself the full essence of jazz and expresses it with skill and perception that few other jazz musicians have even approached." Originally issued in 1964, this CD contains an additional 4 unreleased tracks, new extensive liner notes, and historic photos. 53 minutes.

Track Listing

101
St. Martin de Porres Mary Lou Williams 6:36
102
It Ain’t Necessarily So Mary Lou Williams 4:45
103
The Devil Mary Lou Williams 4:04
104
Miss D. D. Mary Lou Williams 2:32
105
Anima Christi Mary Lou Williams 2:50
106
A Grand Night for Swinging Mary Lou Williams 2:52
107
My Blue Heaven Mary Lou Williams 3:10
108
Dirge Blues Mary Lou Williams 3:26
109
A Fungus Amungus Mary Lou Williams 3:01
110
Koolbonga Mary Lou Williams 3:25
111
Forty-Five Degree Angle Mary Lou Williams 2:55
112
Nicole Mary Lou Williams 3:41
113
Chunka Lunka Mary Lou Williams 3:11
114
Praise The Lord Mary Lou Williams 5:54

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