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Jelly Roll Morton

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 08 July 2012

Geoffrey Smith considers one of the godfathers of jazz, the flamboyant Creole genius, Jelly Roll Morton. Recordings include piano solos, classics by his Red Hot Peppers, and modern tributes from the likes of Gil Evans and Charles Mingus.

Music Played

28 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Jelly Roll Morton King Porter Stomp

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p) Recorded: 1939

    Jelly Roll Morton – Last Sessions, Commodore CMD 14032 (1)

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    Jelly Roll Morton The Perfect Rag

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p) Recorded: 1924

    Various Artists – Riverside History of Classic Jazz, Riverside RBCD0052 (1)

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    Jelly Roll Morton Wolverine Blues

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton / Spikes Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p), Johnny Dodds (cl), Baby Dodds (d) Recorded: 1927

    Johnny Dodds – Oh Johnny!, Topaz TPZ 1060

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    Jelly Roll Morton The Chant

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p), George Mitchell (c), Kid Ory (tb), Omer Simeon (cl), Johnny St Cyr (bj), John Lindsay (sb), Andrew Hilaire (d) Recorded: 1926

    Jelly Roll Morton – Vol 1, JSP Records JSPCD 321

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    Jelly Roll Morton Sidewalk Blues

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p), George Mitchell (c), Omer Simeon, Darnell Howard & Barney Bigard (cl), Kid Ory (tb), Johnny St. Cyr (bj), John Lindsay (b), Andrew Hilaire (d) Recorded: 1926

    Jelly Roll Morton – Vol 1, JSP JSPCD321

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    Jelly Roll Morton Dr. Jazz

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p), George Mitchell (c), Omer Simeon, Darnell Howard & Barney Bigard (cl), Kid Ory (tb), Johnny St. Cyr (g) Recorded: 1926

    Jelly Roll Morton – Vol 1, JSP JSPCD321

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    Jelly Roll Morton Grandpa's Spells

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p), George Mitchell (c), Kid Ory (tb), Omer Simeon (cl), Clarence Black Wright Smith (vn), Johnny St. Cyr (g), John Lindsay (sb), Andrew Hilaire (d) Recorded: 1926

    Jelly Roll Morton Volume 4, JSP JSPCD324

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    Jelly Roll Morton The Pearls

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p), Johnny Dodds (cl), Baby Dodds (d) Recorded: 1927

    Jelly Roll Morton Volume 4, JSP JSPCD324

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    Mary Lou Williams The Pearls

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Mary Lou Williams (p), Booker Collins (b), Ben Thigpen (d) Recorded: 1938

    Mary Lou Williams – Key Moments, Topaz TPZ 1016

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    Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton / Fletcher Henderson arr Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Harry James (tr) Recorded: 1938

    Benny Goodman On the Air 1937-38, Columbia C2K 01-472990-10

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    Gil Evans King Porter Stomp

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Gil Evans (p), Johhny Coles, Louis Mucci & Ernie Royal (tr), Joe Bennet, Frank Rehak & Tom Mitchell (tb), Julius Watkins (Fr horn), Harvey Philips (tuba), Cannonball Adderley (as), Jerry Safino (reeds), Chuck Wayne (g), Paul Chambers(b), Art Blakey (d) Recorded: 1958

    New Bottle, Manhattan CDP7468552 (1)

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    Charles Mingus Jelly Roll

    Composer: Mingus Performers: Mingus (b), Jimmy Knepper (tr), John Handy (as), Shafi Hadi (ts), Booker Ervin (ts), Horace Parlan (p) Recorded: 1959

    Mingus Ah Um, Columbia/Legacy CK 65512

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    Giorgio Gaslini Pep

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Maurizio Beltrami (fl), Guido Bombardieri & Maurizio Moraschini (as), Alberto Nacci (ts), Roger Rota (bs), Ugo Gelmi (tr), Umberto Marcandalli & Sergio Orlandi (tb), Oscar Gelmi (c), Adelio Leoni (chitarra), Fabrizio Garofoli (p), Sandro Massazza (b), Victoria Marinoni (d), Stefano Bertoli (perc) Recorded: 1996

    Jelly’s Back in Town, DDQ 1280202

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    Black Bottom Stomp Jelly Roll Morton

    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton (p), George Mitchell (c), Kid Ory (tb), Omer Simeon ©, Johnny St Cry (bj), John Lindsay (sb), Andrew Hilaire (d) Recorded: 1926

    Jelly Roll Morton Volume 1, JSP JSPCD 321

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    00:02

    Jelly Roll Morton King Porter Stomp

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Image for Jelly Roll Morton
    00:05

    Jelly Roll Morton Perfect Rag

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Image for Jelly Roll Morton
    00:09

    Jelly Roll Morton Wolverine Blues

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Image for Jelly Roll Morton
    00:12

    Jelly Roll Morton The Chant

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Image for Jelly Roll Morton
    00:16

    Jelly Roll Morton Sidewalk Blues

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Image for Jelly Roll Morton
    00:21

    Jelly Roll Morton Dr Jazz

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Image for Jelly Roll Morton
    00:25

    Jelly Roll Morton Grandpa's Spells

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Image for Jelly Roll Morton
    00:29

    Jelly Roll Morton The Pearls

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Image for Mary Lou Williams
    00:34

    Mary Lou Williams The Pearls

    Performer: Mary Lou Williams.

  • Image for Benny Goodman
    00:37

    Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp

    Performer: Benny Goodman.

  • Image for Gil Evans
    00:39

    Gil Evans King Porter Stomp

    Performer: Gil Evans.

  • Image for Charles Mingus
    00:43

    Charles Mingus Jelly Roll

    Performer: Charles Mingus.

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    00:50
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    00:56

    Jelly Roll Morton Black Bottom Stomp

    Performer: Jelly Roll Morton.

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