Jelly Roll Morton

By Stuart Kremsky

 

             Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton may not have invented jazz, as he claimed, but there’s more than a germ of truth to his boast. A nonpareil pianist, composer, arranger and band-leader, Morton was a key figure in the early days of the music. From the start, Morton made distinctions among ragtime, blues and jazz, and he incorporated into his music all that he heard, including rags, work songs, the blues, opera and classical music. There was also the influence of songs in French and... Read More

City Of Origin:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genre:
Jazz, Classic Jazz, Ragtime
Birthdate:
09/20/1890
Death date:
07/10/1941
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Jelly Roll Blues

Greatest Jazz Hits
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Black Bottom Stomp

Greatest Jazz Hits
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New Orleans Joys

Greatest Jazz Hits
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The Pearls

Greatest Jazz Hits
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Smoke-House Blues

Greatest Jazz Hits
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King Porter Stomp

Greatest Jazz Hits
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Dead Man Blues

Greatest Jazz Hits
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