6 Aug 2022

Mary Lou Williams

From Inside Out, 5:01 pm on 6 August 2022

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Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams Photo: W. Eugene Smith/LIFE/Getty


Mary Lou Williams was an underrated composer and pianist, whose work ranged from bop to a Catholic Mass. This week Nick checks out her piano playing, as well as soprano sax work from Sidney Bechet and Zoot Sims, and classic guitarist Herb Ellis.





# Artist: Song: Composer: Album Label: Duration:
1 Oscar Pettiford Sextet Burt's Pad Renaud Oscar Pettiford Sextet, Vol. 1 Disquesvogue 09:46
2 Sidney Bechet I'm Coming Virginia Cook / Heywood The Legendary Sidney Bechet Bluebird 02:40
3 Sidney Bechet Muskrat Ramble Gilbert / Ory The Legendary Sidney Bechet Bluebird 02:49
4 Zoot Sims Willow Weep for Me Ronell The Best of Zoot Sims Pablo 06:37
5 Mary Lou Williams Titoros Davis Mary Lou Williams Plays in London Disquesvogue 03:03
6 Mary Lou Williams Don't Blame Me Fields / McHugh Mary Lou Williams Plays in London Disquesvogue 03:48
7 John Scofield A Go Go Scofield A Go Go Verve 06:36
8 Regina Carter Pavane Faure Paganini: After a Dream Verve 05:24
9 Herb Ellis / Red Mitchell Over the Rainbow Arlen / Harburg Doggin' Around Concord 06:51
10 Herb Ellis / Ray Brown Fatty McSlatty Brown After You've Gone Concord 09:49