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Volume 1
Jelly Roll Morton
Volume 1
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
He claimed to have invented jazz, an overstatement much closer to a boast than a lie, because pianist Jelly Roll Morton was right there in the thick of things when jazz was born, and he certainly did as much as anyone t...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Jelly Roll Morton
Title: Volume 1
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Masters of Jazz
Release Date: 12/14/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 3356571001920

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He claimed to have invented jazz, an overstatement much closer to a boast than a lie, because pianist Jelly Roll Morton was right there in the thick of things when jazz was born, and he certainly did as much as anyone to popularize it. A prolific composer, essential bandleader, and terrific soloist, Morton could do it all, and these earliest recordings document his strengths. Most of the material here is comprised of the piano solos--dense, orchestral performances designed to imitate the sound of a full band. The band recordings, with a variety of backups from duos and trios (with kazoo) to a full orchestra, anticipate Morton's historic recordings with the Red Hot Peppers. --John Swenson

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