"This item is part of the Folkways (Cook, or Paredon, or Monitor) archives. The original liner notes from the LP are included."
versatile that she was able to sustain a professional career for more
than thirty years, jazz pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou
Williams ran the gamut from Dixieland to swing, bop and avant-garde.
This album is among her 1960s avant-garde works, with intimate piano
combos and vocal jazz choruses; it includes her well-known cantata, The Black Christ of the Andes (also available remastered and reissued on SFW40816 as a CD, complete with extensive liner notes and historic photos).
101 Black Christ of the Andes (St. Martin de Porres) Mary Lou Williams 6:39
102 It Ain't Necessarily So Mary Lou Williams 4:47
103 The Devil - Chorale Vocal Mary Lou Williams 4:05
104 Miss D.D. Mary Lou Williams 2:33
105 Anima Christi - Chorale Vocal Mary Lou Williams 2:51
201 A Grand Nite for Swinging Mary Lou Williams 2:54
202 My Blue Heaven Mary Lou Williams 3:12
203 Dirge Blues Mary Lou Williams 3:29
204 A Fungus Amungus Mary Lou Williams 3:00
205 Praise the Lord - Chorale Vocal Mary Lou Williams 6:02