Zodiac Suite

Zodiac Suite

Mary Lou Williams SFW40810

Smithsonian Folkways proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original Asch Records release of Mary Lou Williams' work, Zodiac Suite. Performing solo and accompanied by bassist Al Lucas and drummer Jack Parker, Williams crafted these pieces as a series of dedications to fellow musicians born under each astrological sign. This 12-part interpretation of the zodiac was crafted so each movement comprises a set of jazz tone poems. Six alternate takes, mastered from the original acetates, are featured on this reissue. "Irresistible themes...blending sophistication and intimacy." —DownBeat

Year Released 1995
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1995 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) Jazz & Ragtime
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Piano
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Jazz
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101 Aries Mary Lou Williams 1:51
102 Taurus Mary Lou Williams 2:35
103 Gemini Mary Lou Williams 2:12
104 Cancer Mary Lou Williams 2:34
105 Leo Mary Lou Williams 1:45
106 Virgo Mary Lou Williams 2:29
107 Libra Mary Lou Williams 2:11
108 Scorpio Mary Lou Williams 3:04
109 Sagittarius Mary Lou Williams 1:52
110 Capricorn Mary Lou Williams 2:41
111 Aquarius Mary Lou Williams 3:40
112 Pisces Mary Lou Williams 2:34
113 Aries Mary Lou Williams 2:19
114 Cancer Mary Lou Williams 2:38
115 Virgo Mary Lou Williams 2:47
116 Scorpio Mary Lou Williams 3:12
117 Aquarius Mary Lou Williams 2:40
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