05 January 2022, The Tablet

Sacred jazz: the music of Mary Lou Williams awaits rediscovery


Sacred jazz: the music of Mary Lou Williams awaits rediscovery

Mary Lou Williams 'wrote some of the most significant sacred pieces in the modern jazz canon'
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Mary Lou Williams, a versatile composer and Catholic convert, is noted both for her inventive jazz pieces and sublime sacred music – yet much of her work is still waiting to be rediscovered
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