"Perpetually contemporary" was how Duke Ellington described the pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams. In a fifty-year career, she changed with the times, but always kept her soulful style. To mark her centennial, pianists Geri Allen, Geoff Keezer, and Dan Nimmer join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to honor the "First Lady of Jazz." Wendell Pierce hosts
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