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Carol Lou Woodward

The Carol Lou Trio was a jazz combo which gained modest popularity in the mid-eastern United States between the 1950s and 1970s, and international distribution of its few recordings. The group was headed by Carol Lou Hedges, whose modest demeanor belied her piano virtuosity and swinging style. Husband and bassist John Hedges was the other permanent member of the group, with various drummers having been employed, including future drummer for the Count Basie band and Tony Bennett, Harold Jones (drummer) in 1956-57. The trio's reputation spread mostly by word of mouth, but it did release several singles and one album.Having remarried, Carol Lou Woodward continued to play as a soloist and in small combos in and around her home since 1957, Richmond, Indiana, where Gennett Records produced important early jazz recording, including the first by Louis Armstrong. In 2013 Woodward recorded an album for the Starr-Gennett Foundation called “Rags to Richmond: A Tribute to Ragtime and Starr Piano.” The album includes three compositions by erstwhile Richmond resident May Aufderheide, a leading female ragtime composer.In 2006, Woodward released a CD featuring solo piano arrangements of jazz and popular music standards, "An Evening With Carol Lou". In 2008 she released a holiday collection titled “Christmas With Carol Lou."

She has said that her favorite pianist is Gene Harris, whose style has been described as "hard-swinging, soulful, blues-drenched". Woodward's considerable talent might have carried her to greater recognition, but she chose instead to raise a family and live quietly.John Hedges died in October, 2012.Carol Lou retired in 2016.

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Some of their strengths

Carol Lou Woodward has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Strong, Perseverent, Imaginative, Creative, Compassionate, and Loyal.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Carol Lou Woodward is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Carol Lou Woodward well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Carol Lou Woodward as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Vigorous and Friendly

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Carol Lou Woodward is someone who has a vigor and energy that applies itself to all life's activities and endeavors, and a knack for forming family-like structures, groups, and communities.

They are also someone who is charismatic, compassionate, and understanding, and who is interested in expressing themselves through writing, public speaking, or teaching.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Carol Lou Woodward tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Carol Lou Woodward's challenges

While Carol Lou Woodward has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Carol Lou Woodward can be Sensitive, Pleasure-seeking, Stubborn, Idle, Emotional, Standoffish, and Hesitant.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Carol Lou Woodward's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Carol Lou Woodward must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Sensitive and Critical

Carol Lou Woodward is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Carol Lou Woodward also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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