Will Marion Cook’s World Of Ragtime

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Heard On The Odyssey Series

Before the emergence of early jazz started casting its popular shadow on ragtime, there were a number of highly celebrated musical adaptations of the form. Among those leading the charge was the African American composer and violinist from the United States named William Mercer Cook, better known as Will Marion Cook, born in 1869.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Joe Hardtke Technical Director

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