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Jelly Roll Morton

Duration: 1:00:22

The end of October 2010 saw the 120th anniversary of the birth of one of the most colourful and lively figures in jazz - Jelly Roll Morton. To commemorate, Alyn Shipton explores some of the musical legacies of the self-proclaimed inventor of jazz.

He examines some of Morton's forerunners (including Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Scott Joplin) with help from pianist, Philip Martin. He then explores Morton's own musical style - with comment from one of the world's foremost authorites on classic jazz and ragtime - Keith Nichols.

Available since: Wed 4 May 2011

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Discovering Music Jelly Roll Morton

Alyn Shipton explores the legacy of the so-called 'founder of jazz', Jelly Roll Morton.

First broadcast: 20 Feb 2011

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