At Rick's Café Americain

At Rick's Café Americain

by Mary Lou Williams TrioMary Lou Williams Trio

CD(Jewel Case)



With relatively few recordings of Mary Lou Williams from the latter years of her life, the discovery of a previously unreleased live date is a joy. There are many highlights: her peppy take on "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," her very first recording of "Without a Song," and her bluesy classic "What's Your Story Morning Glory." A furious "Caravan" is followed by a lengthy exploration of Billy Taylor's "A Grand Night for Swinging," as indeed it was for the trio heard that night in 1979 in Chicago. Bassist Milton Suggs shows off his chops on the opener "Autumn Leaves," while drummer Drashear Khalid proves to be an impeccable timekeeper. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2011
Label: Storyville Records
UPC: 0717101842025
catalogNumber: 1038420
Rank: 96722

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mary Lou Williams Trio   Primary Artist
Mary Lou Williams   Piano
Milton Suggs   Bass
Drashear Khalid   Drums
Milton Scruggs   Bass

Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
John Gill   Engineer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Michael Stokes   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Billy Taylor   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
J. Lawrence   Composer
Linda Dahl   Liner Notes
Joe Primrose   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Lawrence Hart   Composer
Emanuel Johnsen   Composer

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