Jelly Roll Morton



Jelly Roll Morton

Rating
Active
1900 to 1941
Born
October 20, 1885 in New Orleans
Died
July 10, 1941
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Biography
Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (October 20, 1890 – July 10, 1941), known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer who started his career in New Orleans, Louisiana. Widely recognized as a pivotal figure in early jazz, Morton is perhaps most notable as jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential spirit and characteristics when notated. His composition "Jelly Roll Blues", published in 1915, was the first published jazz composition.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Absolutely The Best: Jelly Roll Morton

Absolutely The Best: Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton February 26, 2019

14 Tracks

Jazz Figures / Jelly Roll Morton (1923-1927)

Jazz Figures / Jelly Roll Morton (1923-1927)

Jelly Roll Morton February 26, 2019

20 Tracks

Jelly Roll Blues

Jelly Roll Blues

Jelly Roll Morton February 26, 2019

24 Tracks

Smoke House Blues

Smoke House Blues

Jelly Roll Morton February 26, 2019

12 Tracks

Jazz Anthology (Original Recordings)

Jazz Anthology (Original Recordings)

Jelly Roll Morton August 10, 2018

50 Tracks

Early Recordings

Early Recordings

Jelly Roll Morton June 3, 2017

22 Tracks

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