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Pioneer Women of Jazz Instrumentalists- Terry Pollard

March 11, 2019- Today's Pioneer Women Jazz Instrumentalist: Terry Pollard

Terry Pollard was a pianist from Detroit and rose up in a very active jazz scene.

She was prominent in the late 1940's and 50's. She played or recorded with Billy Mitchell, Johnny Hill, Emmitt Slay and Terry Gibbs to name a few.

Terry recorded with Mary Lou Williams, Coleman Hawkins and  Mercer Ellington to name a few. Later she recorded with Yusef Lateef and Dorothy Ashby.

She only led one recording date, a 1955 session for Bethlehem.

Source: AllMusic

Be sure to tune in all day on Monday, March 11th to hear music from Terry Pollard on KSDS-FM/Jazz 88.3.