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Twelve Women Jazz Pianists

Jazz Piano Library

Episode 17: – Twelve Women Jazz Pianists


London-based pianist and jazz piano tutor Tim Richards gets together with various Morley music tutors and others to discuss their favourite tracks by some of the most influential jazz and blues pianists.


For this episode of Jazz Piano Library Tim chats with pianist Joy Ellis about some of the female jazz pianists that have inspired them.



Joy EllisDay of Rest From PEACEFUL PLACE (2021)
Lil HardinMy Heart From LOUIS ARMSTRONG & HIS HOT FIVES (1925)
Mary Lou WilliamsScorpio From ZODIAC SUITE (1945)
Mary Lou WilliamsFree Spirits From FREE SPIRITS (1975)
Hazel ScottHazel’s Boogie Woogie From COMPLETE JAZZ SERIES 1939-45 (1942)
Dorothy DoneganTea for Two From THE INCREDIBLE DOROTHY DONEGAN TRIO (1991)
Toshiko AkiyoshiSquatty Roo From THE AMAZING TOSHIKO ASHIYOSHI (1953)
Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band – Children in the Temple Ground From LONG YELLOW ROAD (1975)
Nina Simone I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free From SILK AND SOUL (1968)
Nina SimoneCentral Park Blues From LITTLE GIRL BLUE (1958)
Nina SimoneNobody’s Fault But My Own From NINA SIMONE AND PIANO (1969)
Alice ColtraneGospel Trane From A MONASTIC TRIO (1967-68)
Jessica WilliamsMr Syms From THE VICTORIA CONCERT (1995)
Eliane EliasPassarim From ELIANE ELIAS PLAYS JOBIM (1990)
Eliane EliasThe Time Is Now From THE THREE AMERICAS (1996)
Patrice RushenTraverse From PRELUSION (1974)
Patrice RushenKickin’ Back From BEFORE THE DAWN (1975)
Renee RosnesAncient Footprints From ART & SOUL (1999)
HiromiSpirit From ALIVE (2014)


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