- Released: July 9, 2002
- Label: Highnote
- 1.Spoken Commentary by Mary Lou Williams
- 2.The History of Jazz According to Mary Lou: Spiritual III/Fandangle / Old ...
- 3.A Night in Tunisia
- 4.The Jeep Is Jumpin'
- 5.It Ain't Necessarily So
- 7.I Can't Get Started
- 8.Mary Lou's Blues
- 9.St. Louis Blues
- 10.Stormy Weather
- 11.Roll 'Em
- 12.'Round Midnight
- 13.The Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Personnel: Mary Lou Williams (piano); Larry Gales (bass); Eddie Marshall (drums).
Recorded live at The Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California on May 8, 1977. Includes liner notes by Rev. Peter F. O'Brien.
Personnel: Mary Lou Williams (piano); Eddie Marshall (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Allan Tucker.
Recording information: The Keystone Corner, San Francisco, CA (05/08/1977); The Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA (05/08/1977).
Editor: Allan Tucker.
This fine trio set by pianist Mary Lou Williams (with bassist Larry Gales and drummer Eddie Marshall) was not released for the first time until 25 years after its recording. Williams' career lasted from the 1920s until her death in 1981. She starts off this live performance by saying that she is going to do a history of jazz, and she does cover several vintage styles in a medley (spirituals, blues, stride, boogie-woogie, and swing), but does not get past 1940. However, some of the individual songs explored at greater length are boppish and hint at later developments, even though there is nothing here that's all that avant-garde. The fact that 50 years after she first recorded Mary Lou Williams still sounded fairly modern was remarkable and she is in excellent form throughout this valuable recording. ~ Scott Yanow