Shocking Omissions: Mary Lou Williams’ Choral Masterpiece, ‘Black Christ Of The Andes’

Mary Lou Williams

The jazz composer and pianist wrote the devotional work after her conversion to Catholicism. For her long, endlessly inventive and astonishing career, she belongs at the center of our canon.

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