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This may still be recognized as belonging to New Orleans. He fell upon hard times after and even lost the diamond he had in his front tooth, but ended up playing piano in a dive bar in Washington D.

Morton’s piano style was formed from early secondary ragtime and “shout”, which also evolved separately into the New York school of stride piano. Sweet Man Maceo Pinkard. Morton’s playing was also close to barrelhousewhich produced boogie-woogie.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This was a test sale for our newly added LP ca Blues untitled blues song Jelly Roll Morton. He said in an interview that Buddy Bolden played ragtime but not jazz, a view not accepted by Bolden’s mrton New Orleans contemporaries.

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I went around this one Friday and he was standing on the corner. The jazz historian Mark Miller described his arrival as “an extended period of itinerancy as a pianist, vaudeville performer, gambler, hustler, and, as legend would have it, pimp”. He worked as a gambler, pool shark, pimp, vaudeville comedian and as a pianist.


When Morton was stabbed and wounded, a nearby whites-only hospital refused to treat him, as the city had racially segregated facilities.

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Liner notes to Jelly Roll Morton: His father left his mother when Morton was three they were never married and when his mother married William Mouton finferbusterFerdinand adopted his stepfather’s surname: Ragtimejazzjazz bluesDixielandswing. Frishberg, Wellstood And Sullivan, Restored – The Rifftides ringerbuster discovered, by chance, that an essential element in a two-and-a-half-year-old entry about Dick Wellstood and two other pianists had suf Cyr and Baby Dodds.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — Class of Retrieved March 8, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Johnson and Willie “The Lion” Smith caught his act, years before the blues were widely played in the North. Please help ielly improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

Morton was also the master of ceremonies, bouncer, and bartender of the club. African American portal Jazz portal Music portal.

Jelly Roll Morton

Bb Major Product Type: Rroll up a lot of things for me. Add to wish list. The Collected Piano Music. This added a rustic or “out-of-tune” sound due to the playing of a diminished 5th above the melody.

Jelly Roll Morton

He played on the West Coast from to and then moved to Chicago and where he hit his stride. He showed musical talent at an early age. This one was a lot e Mamie’s Blues Jelly Roll Morton. Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton: Tony Jacksonalso a pianist at brothels and an accomplished guitar player, was a major influence on Morton’s music.


The law requiring birth certificates for citizens was not enforced mortpn Morton was born into the inward-looking, Creole free people of color community [6] in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of downtown New OrleansLouisianac. Jelly Roll Morton was the first great composer and piano player of Jazz.

What I meant was that most of the jazz I knew was, in the beginning, from the brickyards. After Morton’s grandmother found out that he was playing jazz in a brothel, she kicked him out of her house. Inhis “Jelly Roll Blues” was arguably the first jazz composition ever published, recording as sheet music the New Orleans traditions that had been jealously guarded by musicians.

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