Synopses & Reviews
Mary Lou Williamsand#151;pianist, arranger, composer, and probably the most influential woman in the history of jazzand#151;receives the attention she has long deserved in this definitive biography.
"Imagine a pianist playing concerts with Benny Goodman and Cecil Taylor in successive years (1977-78). That pianist was Mary Lou Williams. In a career which spanned over fifty years, Mary was always on the cutting edge."--Bob Jacobsen, www.allaboutjazz
Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index.
About the Author
Linda Dahl writes frequently about jazz. Her groundbreaking book Stormy Weather: The Music and Lives of a Century of Jazzwomen was published in 1984.