Fr Anthony Woods

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BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week - Mary Lou Williams - has a fascinating connection to the Society of Jesus. Mary Lou Williams was so talented she wrote and arranged music for Duke Ellington and was friend, mentor and teacher to the likes of Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1952, Williams turned down an invitation from Louis Armstrong to join his ‘All Stars’ on tour and instead went to Europe. The trip was meant to last one week but Williams ended up staying for two years.While in...