Title Kings Of Jazz: Jelly Roll Morton.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Perpetua Edition.
Publisher A. S. Barnes and Company, New York: 1963.
Seller ID 31409X1
This book is one of a number in this series designed for the jazz lover, and has been written by an expert on his subject. Includes notes on the musician's life, early career, and influence, as well as a selected discography and a number of photographs. Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, the subject of this volume, launched his career in the early 1900s and managed, during the course of a lifetime of piano playing and jazz orchestration that ended in 1941, to encompass the musical worlds of ragtime and jazz. A puzzlingly complex man, a diamond-toothed dandy, an audacious braggart, Morton pursued a variety of careers and identities, but in spite of himself, there was an integrity to his craft and art which came back to him in his most adverse moments.
(Key Words: Musicians, Jelly Roll Morton, Jazz, Composers, Blacks, Ragtime, Biography, Music, Piano Players, Orchestration).