Rolling With Morton

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Heard On The Odyssey Series

Among the many jazz giants is one who allegedly said he created the genre jazz, started playing piano when he was ten and though he enjoyed a healthy career as a musician during his relatively short life, he didn’t shy away from other investments including time as a gambler, pool player, and a vaudeville comedian. His name is Jelly Roll Morton.

Soundbed: Jelly Roll Morton’sRed Hot Peppers “Black Bottom Stomp”Dk1 Tk3 3:13 Say It Loud, Rhino 2001

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Joe Hardtke Technical Director

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