Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mary Lou Williams: "Jazz for the Soul"

A recent issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine (Fall 2010) features Mary Lou Williams: Jazz for the Soul, an article by Father Peter O'Brien, S. J. The article includes photographs of Williams and audio samples of her music. 

Jazz Profiles from NPR: Mary Lou Williams 1910-1981 includes excerpts from interviews with Williams and others. NPR also offers Mary Lou Williams: A Centennial Celebration (6 min 54 sec).  For additional biographical information, see Linda Dahl's Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams (Pantheon Books, 1999) and Tammy Kernodle's  Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams (Northeastern University Press, 2004). 

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