Mary Lou Williams; From Andy Kirk’s Clouds Of Joy to Ellington to Collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie; An Astonishing Career
If we are to make progress in modern music, or, if you prefer, jazz, we must be willing and able to open our minds to new ideas and developments.– Mary Lou Williams
From the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University (Newark campus) comes this digital exhibit of Mary Lou Williams. Under the direction of Project Archivist Annie Kuebler this collection is one of the largest and best maintained collections at the Institute and this visual tour draws on treasures from this collection. It also provides updates on the processing and use of the collection, guides researchers to recordings by Williams and to those who have played her music and details other major aspects of her career including her firm religious beliefs and humanitarian causes.