Hazel Scott Discovered!

I discovered This brown beauty in black and white, watching Rhapsody in Blue. She appeared in the production Priorities of 1942 and performed numerous times at the famed Carnegie Hall.
Her motion picture career included the films Something To Shout About, I Dood It, Broadway Rhythm, The Heat's On, and Rhapsody in Blue. She was known for improvising on classical themes and also played boogie-woogie, blues, and ballads. She was the first woman of color to have her own television show, The Hazel Scott Show.

Her album Relaxed Piano Moodson the Debut Record label with Charles Mingus and Max Roach, is the album most highly regarded by critics today.

She was married to U.S. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. from 1945 to 1956, by whom she had one child before their divorce, Adam Clayton Powell III. Enjoy these video clips. Rhapsody in Blue was removed from YouTube...copyright issues.

Takin' A Chance--Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott Body and Soul

Hazel Scott for the March of Dimes featuring Hazel Scott & Charles Mingus performing "Foggy Day"



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