Music For Peace (Mary MG-7-202) 1970








Williams, Mary Lou - Music For Peace









Jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams has quite an impressive set of credentials, having composed and arranged for the likes of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. She converted to Catholicism sometime in the ‘50s and appeared on side one of the Avant Garde label’s Praise The Lord In Many Voices Part 1. Music For Peace is one of the more interesting jazz masses from the era mainly because of the rock/soul influences. Tight professional sound featuring Mary on piano, joined by a number of talented musicians supplying lively grooves of electric guitar, drums, conga, flute, bass and french- horn. Soulful vocals from several guest singers. Side one focuses on the ‘Kyn’e’, ‘Gloria’, ‘Creed’, etc, while side two provides songs like ‘People In Trouble’, ‘Lazarus’, ‘The World’ and ‘Praise The Lord’. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Mary Lou Williams - Music (Bck)

I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the song list.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Prologue: "O.W."
1-2Entrance Hymn: The Lord Says
1-5Responsories: In His Day Peace I Leave With You/Allelulia
1-7Offeratory Psalm: Turn Aside From Evil Holy, Holy, Holy
2-1Our Father/Communion Psalm
2-2Communion Song: People In Trouble
2-3Communion Song: Lazarus
2-4Communion Song: The World
2-5Recessional: Praise The Lord