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Free Spirits
Mary Lou Williams
Free Spirits
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Mary Lou Williams
Title: Free Spirits
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Steeplechase
Release Date: 7/27/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 716043104321, 723721855529

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Another triumph for Mary Lou Williams
Bob O'Jazz | Yakitty Sax, WI | 10/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hard to believe that somebody could add something to Miles Davis' and Gil Evans' "All Blues" but Mary Lou Williams does it. This woman is one of the unsung geniuses of modern jazz. Why she has not received the same acclaim as people like Coltrane and Monk is beyond me. Sexism? Probably. Do yourself a favour and pick up one of her albums. If you love jazz, you will love Mary Lou Williams."
Lifelong love for this album
Luna | Somewhere in the Midwest | 12/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my college days I has many friends who were jazz musicians, and I learned a lot about the canon: Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington. I did not hear anything about Mary Lou Williams, but I somehow stumbled across this LP, bought it, loved it, and played it constantly. I did not purchase it as a CD, but 20+ years later I found the LP as a download, and now--once again--I am listening to it all the time.

Mary swings so hard, and her lines are so beautiful--what she hears and plays is unique in jazz. Subtle, but completely enchanting. She demands that you listen and rewards your attention with thoughtful, spiritual grooves--one after another. The best!"