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Zodiac Suite

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite, a 12-piece work with a different theme made for each of the signs of the zodiac and keeping in mind the personalities of a few jazz musicians born during each period, was composed and first recorded in 1945. With the assistance of bassist Al Lucas and drummer Jack "The Bear" Parker, pianist Williams performs these moody and often introspective but occasionally playful sketches in a forward-looking swing style. Six alternate takes have been added to the original program on this CD reissue which, although not quite essential, has its interesting moments.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite, a 12-piece work with a different theme made for each of the signs of the zodiac and keeping in mind the personalities of a few jazz musicians born during each period, was composed and first recorded in 1945. With the assistance of bassist Al Lucas and drummer Jack "The Bear" Parker, pianist Williams performs these moody and often introspective but occasionally playful sketches in a forward-looking swing style. Six alternate takes have been added to the original program on this CD reissue which, although not quite essential, has its interesting moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1995
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074081020
  • Catalog Number: 40810
  • Sales rank: 80,959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aries (1:48)
  2. 2 Taurus (2:33)
  3. 3 Gemini (2:08)
  4. 4 Cancer (2:31)
  5. 5 Leo (1:43)
  6. 6 Virgo (2:26)
  7. 7 Libra (2:09)
  8. 8 Scorpio (3:01)
  9. 9 Sagittarius (1:50)
  10. 10 Capricorn (2:38)
  11. 11 Aquarius (3:38)
  12. 12 Pisces (2:31)
  13. 13 Aries (2:17)
  14. 14 Cancer (2:36)
  15. 15 Virgo (2:44)
  16. 16 Scorpio (3:10)
  17. 17 Aquarius (2:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mary Lou Williams Primary Artist, Piano
Technical Credits
Mary Lou Williams Annotation
Moses Asch Producer, Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes, Annotation
Matt Walters Reissue Producer
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