If Margie Hyams had not retired prematurely, she would have been much better known in the jazz world. A talented vibraphonist able to play in both bop and swing settings, Hyams was an important musician during the second half of the 1940s. She was featured with Woody Herman's First Herd (1944-1945), led her own trio (1945-1948), and was an original member of the George Shearing Quintet (1949-1950). In addition, she recorded with Flip Phillips, Mary Lou Williams, and Charlie Ventura. However, in 1950 Hyams (who never led a recording session of her own) married and decided to retire from music at the age of 27. Little was heard from her afterwards, a major loss to jazz. She died in Southern California in June 2012 at the age of 91. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi

Jazz Club U.S.A. (1951) (Episode 12) (Women In Jazz)
George Shearing - THE CONTINENTAL
Moonlight On Turham Bay - Jean Starr & L'Ana Hyams
George Shearing Quintet - When Lights Are Low (1956) [Complete LP]
"Pappilloma" - The "Flip" Phillips Fliptet (1945 Signature)
"Cherokee" - The George Shearing Quintet (1950 Discovery)
George Shearing Quintet: "Geneva's Move" (1955)
Download SoundHound
The only App that can give you results through singing and humming search!
You can sing any song from this artist to help SoundHound users find it!