by delarue, New York Music Daily

“It’s hard to think of anyone better suited to playing Mary Lou Williams tunes than the woman who wrote the book about her. Pianist Deanna Witkowski just published her biography of the pioneering, individualistic jazz pianist. Witkowski reconvened her old New York band, which had been scattered across the country after the 2020 totalitarian takeover, to release a new album, Force of Nature, streaming at Bandcamp. It’s a dynamic, inspired mix of Williams hits and rarities along with a couple of concert favorites and a lone original.”

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