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Mary Lou Williams : the lady who swings the band.

Author: Carol Bash; Mary Lou Williams Project (Firm),; Kanopy (Firm)
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, The Mary Lou Williams Project, 2017. 2015.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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She was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation's popular music, Mary Lou Williams was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a font of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America. And like the dynamic, turbulent nation in which she lived, Williams seemed to redefine herself with every passing decade. From child prodigy to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Biography
Online media
Named Person: Mary Lou Williams; Mary Lou Williams
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Bash; Mary Lou Williams Project (Firm),; Kanopy (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1019509409
Notes: Title from title frames.
Event notes: Originally produced by The Mary Lou Williams Project in 2015.
Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (68 min.) : flv file, sound
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She was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation's popular music, Mary Lou Williams was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a font of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America. And like the dynamic, turbulent nation in which she lived, Williams seemed to redefine herself with every passing decade. From child prodigy to "Boogie-Woogie Queen" to groundbreaking composer to mentoring some of the greatest musicians of all time, Mary Lou Williams never ceased to astound those who heard her play. But away from the piano, Williams was a woman in a "man's world," a black person in a "whites only" society, an ambitious artist who dared to be different, and who struggled against the imperatives of being a "star."

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