Linda Dahl
Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams
May 07, 2020 Comments.. 943
Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams Linda Dahl Mary Lou Williams pianist, arranger, composer, and probably the most influential woman in the history of jazz receives the attention she has long deserved in this definitive biography.. Morning Glory A Biography of Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams pianist arranger composer and probably the most influential woman in the history of jazz receives the attention she has long deserved in this definitive biography
  • Title: Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams
  • Author: Linda Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780520228726
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Phillip says:

      A well researched book on one of my favorite jazz composers and pianists The narrative is a bit wooden, but Mary Lou Williams incredible career makes for a great story on one of the first women to gain respect and acclaim in what was mostly a male dominated playing field Williams was an incredibly hard working musician, notorious in the 1950 s for the soirees workshops in her apartment where the young Thelonious Monk and other be bop legends would drop by to learn from her expansive knowledge of [...]

    2. Raquel says:

      A very well deep and detailed book that makes you connect with probably the greatest jazzwoman of Jazz History I really liked the deep documentation work, the availability of personal letters, the deep insight into such a wonderful personality It was a great journey accompanied by the earphones with Spotify and the mentioned work by Ms Williams Great experience.

    3. Jeff Crompton says:

      This is a magnificent biography of a towering, yet still underrated figure in jazz Mary Lou Williams lived and played through much of the history of jazz, and created music of the highest quality throughout her career Dahl s book is worthy of its subject it s well researched, readable, and gives a real sense of Ms Williams personality, and of the circumstances of her life.The real surprise, to me, was that Williams life was so difficult and unhappy Her wonderful, assured music was created agains [...]

    4. Frank says:

      We have a street named after her in Kansas City, but still, such a puzzle, why this woman is not better known One would think that the most formidable female in the male dominated world of instrumental jazz would have ended up with recognition Who else was on the cutting edge of the music from Swing to Bebop to Avant Garde and Funk Who else could say they d traveled with the territory bands decades before exploring the outer limits with the likes of Cecil Taylor As the author points out, Mary w [...]

    5. Marguerite says:

      Jazz pioneer Mary Lou Williams is a fascinating subject for a biography I d never heard of her, and neither had my husband, who knows a lot about the genre than I But her story grows somewhat tedious here maybe because of the inclusion of detail that doesn t advance understanding Writing about music is tricky, if the words don t help the reader hear I was able to find videos and music to supply the soundtrack I wanted Better words would have accomplished the same thing I m disappointed in the t [...]

    6. Tamara says:

      What a life she had

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