In the Moment

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

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Mary Lou Williams was a leading musical innovator determined to create in a world that only saw her race or gender. She was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation's popular music, Mary Lou Williams was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a font of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America. And like the dynamic, turbulent nation in which she lived, Williams seemed to redefine herself with every passing decade.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    60 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Carol Bash
  • Screenwriter
    Carol Bash
  • Executive Producer
    Stanley Nelson
  • Co-Producer
    Stacey Holman
  • Cinematographer
    Robert Shepard James Richards Michael Chin
  • Editor
    Sandra Christie