Mary Lou Williams Thought Jazz Had the Power to Heal. The Catholic Church Agreed.

A popular biography of the legendary jazz pianist, composer and arranger gives a glimpse of how art can serve the pursuit of holiness.

Musician Mary Lou William
Portrait of musician Mary Lou Williams in New York City, circa 1946. (Photo: William P. Gottlieb/LOC/Creative Commons)

Mary Lou Williams, a legendary jazz pianist-composer and a devout Catholic, believed jazz was "healing to the soul."

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