In the Groove

The First Lady Of Jazz


This week Mary Lou Williams video performances and background interviews. On the show a recording she made with her Kansas City Seven in 1940, as well as selections by Jeremy Pelt, Gregory Porter, Wardell Gray, Donald Harrison, Lee Wiley, and by the Original St. Louis Crackerjacks.

The show also features recordings by the pianist Ellis Larkins whose 90th birthday anniversary is today.

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