Sacred Sundays: Mary Lou's Mass

David Garland and Terrance McKnight join forces for a special edition of Sacred Sundays, to examine Mary Lou Williams' groundbreaking "Mass." Written in the 1960s, this piece was (according to the composer) "music for the soul," meant to address many of the social concerns and ills of the day. It was also one of the first jazz pieces to incorporate blues, gospel and congregational singing into a work destined for the Catholic Church service.
Mary Lou Williams on Wikipedia
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