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Zodiac Suite

Zodiac Suite

Smithsonian Folkways proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original Asch Records release of Mary Lou Williams' work, Zodiac Suite. Performing solo and accompanied by bassist Al Lucas and drummer Jack Parker, Williams crafted these pieces as a series of dedications to fellow musicians born under each astrological sign. This 12-part interpretation of the zodiac was crafted so each movement comprises a set of jazz tone poems. Six alternate takes, mastered from the original acetates, are featured on this reissue. "Irresistible themes...blending sophistication and intimacy." —DownBeat

Track Listing

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Aries Mary Lou Williams 1:51
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Taurus Mary Lou Williams 2:35
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Gemini Mary Lou Williams 2:12
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Cancer Mary Lou Williams 2:34
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Leo Mary Lou Williams 1:45
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Virgo Mary Lou Williams 2:29
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Libra Mary Lou Williams 2:11
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Scorpio Mary Lou Williams 3:04
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Sagittarius Mary Lou Williams 1:52
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Capricorn Mary Lou Williams 2:41
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Aquarius Mary Lou Williams 3:40
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Pisces Mary Lou Williams 2:34
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Aries Mary Lou Williams 2:19
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Cancer Mary Lou Williams 2:38
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Virgo Mary Lou Williams 2:47
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Scorpio Mary Lou Williams 3:12
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Aquarius Mary Lou Williams 2:40
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