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Mary Lou Williams: Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of the Andes

Read "Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of the Andes" reviewed by Bob Jacobson

Calling this album mainstream is a bit misleading, since it includes four pieces of choral/sacred music and one avant-garde cut. In a way, it's the perfect mirror of where Mary Lou Williams was in the early 1960's, coming out of a nearly ten year absence from performance. At the beginning of that period she had devoted ...