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Jelly's Blues

Author: Reich,H. & Gain
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 05/05/2004
ISBN: 9780306813504
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Quick overview The acclaimed, definitive biography of the first jazz composer, based on newly discovered archival material
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Jelly's Blues recounts the tumultuous life of Jelly Roll Morton (ca., 18851941). A virtuoso pianist with a larger-than-life personality, he composed such influential early jazz pieces as "King Porter Stomp" and "New Orleans Blues." However, by the late 1930s, he was nearly forgotten. In 1992, the death of an eccentric memorabilia collector led to the unearthing of a startling archive, revealing Morton to be a much more complex and passionate man than many realized. An especially immediate and visceral look into the jazz worlds of New Orleans and Chicago, Jelly's Blues is a definitive biography, a long overdue look at one of the twentieth century's most important composers.

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