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