Mr. Jelly Lord. Laurie Wright.

Mr. Jelly Lord

Chigwell, England: Storyville Publications, 1980. First Edition. 8vo. 243 pp. Bibliography; Index. With special contributions by John H. Cowley, John R.T. DAvies, Mike Montgomery, Roger Richard, and Horace Spear. Numerous illustrations. Red cloth with gilt lettering in fine condition. Item #19432

The biography and discography of Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (1890 ? 1941), known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer who started his career in New Orleans, Louisiana. Widely recognized as a pivotal figure in early jazz, Morton was jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential spirit and characteristics when notated.

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