View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Immortal Jelly Roll Morton on Discogs. Label: Milestone (4) - 2 C - M • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Jazz • Style: Piano Blues. When folklorist Alan Lomax made these epic recordings of Jelly Roll Morton's reminiscences and piano playing, he was creating the first great oral documentation of early jazz. This material has never been issued with the care, sensitivity and completeness that it gets here, with the complete interviews and musical performances sequenced /5(32). Jelly Roll Morton Rarities. Jazz Oracle: BDW Buy download online. Jelly Roll Morton (piano), Jelly Roll Morton's Orchestra, Jelly Roll Morton's Jazz Band, Jelly Roll Morton's Steamboat Four, Jelly Roll Morton's Kings of Jazz, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton's Jazz Trio, Voltaire de Faut, Jelly Roll Morton's Incomparables, St Louis Levee Band, Edmonia Henderson.
This CD has (with the exception of two songs from a slightly later radio broadcast) the final recordings of pianist-composer Jelly Roll Morton. Best are his piano solos (such as "The Crave," "The Naked Dance," and "King Porter Stomp") and selections in which he backs his own vocals (including "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say," "Don't You Leave Me Here," and "Mamie's Blues").8/ Jelly Roll Morton and bands and singers rec.  When Jazz Oracle says `rarities' that's exactly what it means. True, the Morton/Oliver duets are hardly super rarities, but it's surprising how few good transfers we've had of their two records, soon to be eclipsed by the pyrotechnical dalliances of Armstrong and Hines later in the. The best way to acquire Jelly Roll Morton's classic Victor recordings is on a five-CD set put out by Bluebird that includes all of the alternate takes. But listeners who do not care about alternates may find the Morton CDs in the European Classics series to be as satisfying. This particular CD actually starts off with 14 selections that predate the Victors. As much as I love Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers recordings, it's his solo piano work that I find most captivating, and this CD serves up 68 minutes of solo Morton at his peak in the early-mid s. Nearly all of Morton's classic compositions are here in his own definitive performances/5(5). Joe ‘King’ Oliver (c), Jelly Roll Morton (p). Chicago, c. December King Porter Tom Cat Jelly Roll Morton and his Jazz Trio Voltaire de Faut (cl), W.E. ‘Buddy’ Burton (kazoo), Jelly Roll Morton (p). Chicago, c. May My Gal Clarinet Solo Voltaire de Faut, Piano Accompaniment Jelly Roll Morton Chicago, c. May "Jelly Roll" Morton (born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe in New Orleans, Louisiana, ) is hard to distinctly categorize, so he is often just a category unto himself in music. Being a Creole, or Mulatto, he grew up in a wonderful musical environment, but one that did not initially foster those who were neither clearly white nor black.
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