- Released: September 9, 1994
- Label: Chiaroscuro Records
- 1.Praise the Lord
- 2.Blues for Peter
- 3.I Can't Get Started
- 4.Roll 'Em
- 5.The Jeep Is Jumpin'
- 6.My Funny Valentine
- 7.Waltz Boogie
- 8.The Surrey With the Fringe on Top
- 9.Man I Love, The - (previously unreleased)
- 10.All Blues - (previously unreleased)
- 11.Mack the Knife - (previously unreleased)
- 12.A Grand Night for Swinging
Personnel: Mary Lou Williams (piano), Brian Torff (bass).
Recorded at The Cookery, New York in November 1975. Includes original release liner notes by Peter O'Brien.
Personnel: Mary Lou Williams (piano).
Audio Remasterers: Fred Miller; Jon Bates.
Liner Note Author: Peter O'Brien.
Recording information: The Cookery, New York, NY (11/1975).
Editors: Fred Miller; Jon Bates.
Photographers: Ole Brask; Rollo Phlecks.
Unknown Contributor Role: Barney Josephson.
This CD gives one a definitive look at talented pianist Mary Lou Williams in her later years. In these duets with bassist Brian Torff, Williams essentially takes listeners on a trip through the history of jazz, from hymns and blues to stride, swing, and bop (including "All Blues"). The CD reissue adds three fine performances to the original program. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow