Mary Lou Williams - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 69:

Whom did you listen to when you were first learning to play?

Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, J. P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Willie the Lion [Smith]. The right hand didn't mean a thing back then. If you didn't have a strong left hand, you weren't considered a good pianist.

cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431075219181 accessed: 24 May, 2022

Listeners

Mary Lou Williams
jazz pianist, Composer, Pianist
1910-1981

Listening to

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jazz
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by J.P. Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, Willie "The Lion" Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 09:53:39 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:41:51 +0100