Mary Lou Williams at the CBS studios in 1947. William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress hide caption

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Mary Lou Williams On Piano Jazz

Host Marian McPartland talks to her longtime friend and idol on the first episode, recorded in 1978 with Williams and bassist Ronnie Boykins.

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Mary Lou Williams received an honorary degree from Fordham University in 1973. Mary Lou Williams Collection, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University hide caption

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