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Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams : The Lady Who Swings With the Band

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams once said: "Jazz is love. You have to lay into and let it flow." The love is in flow as filmmaker Carol Bash journeys to complete her full length documentary film "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band" of the legendary diva's life and work.

Charlie Chaplin and All That Jazz

George Heymont | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

While Charlie Chaplin is adored as a Hollywood screen legend, few people know that he composed the soundtracks for most of his films. Although he could not read music, in his youth Chaplin taught himself how to play piano, violin, and cello by ear. Once he became a millionaire, Chaplin had a pipe organ installed in his home in Beverly Hills.

Dog Ears Music: Born in May Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Sid Vicious, Randy Travis, Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire, and more.

Billy Taylor: In Memoriam

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is not surprising how much serious attention has been paid to the passing of Dr. Billy Taylor. He was truly a legend to anyone who cared about jazz, an exemplary pianist and composer, but he was also far more.