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ARTIST
TITLE
Black Christ Of The Andes
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DAD 119LP DAD 119LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/16/2018

Down At Dawn presents a reissue of Mary Lou Williams's Black Christ of the Andes, originally issued in 1965. One of the highly regarded pieces of music by the great pianist and composer Williams, the concept behind Black Christ Of The Andes is about the ideal meeting between jazz and the spiritual, from the dark, smoky atmospheres of the Devil's music to the luminous sound of the African-American Church. A very enjoyable record made up of different materials like "Jump Blues" numbers, a cappella choral pieces and some striking piano trio cuts. All arranged and conducted by the great Melba Liston and featuring performances of jazz luminaries such as Milt Hinton, Grant Green, Percy Heath, and Williams herself.