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Seven Women Who Could

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After my post on Wanda Stafford yesterday, I wandered onto YouTube in search of more women in jazz. Here are six instrumentalists who could more than hold their own:

Here's Beryl Booker on piano...



Here's Hazel Scott with Charles Mingus on bass and Rudy Nichols on drums, circa 1955.



Here's Mary Lou Williams in the 1970s...



Here's Mary Osborne in 1958 on Art Ford's Jazz Party...



Here's Marian McPartland on the BBC's Jazz 625 in 1964...



Here's Terry Pollard with Terry Gibbs...



Here's Vi Redd with Count Basie in 1968...



As a bonus, here's is an audio clip of Beryl Booker, playing piano and singing with tenor saxophonist Don Byas...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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