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Mary Lous Mass
Mary Lou Williams
Mary Lous Mass
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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The long-awaited reissue of Mary Lou Williams's magnum opus of religious jazz: Mary Lou's Mass. Newsweek called the score "an encyclopedia of black music, richly represented from spirituals to bop to rock." This is William...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mary Lou Williams
Title: Mary Lous Mass
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 2/22/2005
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074081525

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Album Description
The long-awaited reissue of Mary Lou Williams's magnum opus of religious jazz: Mary Lou's Mass. Newsweek called the score "an encyclopedia of black music, richly represented from spirituals to bop to rock." This is Williams's "Music for Peace," a landmark recording which addressed many of the social ills of the 1960s and 70s. It is perhaps the most openly religious jazz recording made at that time. In her own words, it is "Music for the Soul." 32-page booklet, extensive notes, photos, 60 minutes.
 

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William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 09/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Religous music is a style any jazz person can return to. Jazz has its roots in gospal, and everyone from Ray Charles to Archie Shepp had beginings and revisted the genre often, like a musical gas station.

Yet no artist approches this baliwick the same. Mary Lou William's take is outstanding. The music is soaked absoultely in the blues, but with its chiors and sterling playing, has the depth and sophistication of the highest music.

This album is highly advanced and highly listenable. It is rare that you will find music instinctive to like, but you will on Mary Lou's mass."