Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1st Printing edition (May 26, 2004)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.2 MB
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Jelly's Blues recounts the tumultuous lifetime of Jelly Roll Morton (ca., 18851941). A virtuoso pianist with a larger-than-life character, he composed such influential early jazz items as "King Porter Stomp" and "New Orleans Blues." although, by means of the overdue Thirties, he used to be approximately forgotten. In 1992, the demise of an eccentric memorabilia collector ended in the unearthing of a startling archive, revealing Morton to be a way more advanced and passionate guy than many discovered. an extremely rapid and visceral inspect the jazz worlds of recent Orleans and Chicago, Jelly's Blues is a definitive biography, an extended late examine one of many 20th century's most crucial composers.