Jelly Roll Morton

Real Name:
Ferdinand Joseph Morton né LaMothe
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American pianist, bandleader and composer, often considered as the first true composer of jazz music.
Born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe on 20/09/1885 or 20/10/1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Died 10/07/1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
His birth name was changed to Morton when he was three years old and his mother married again. In WW I, he was drafted as Ferd Joseph Morton.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (Early Influence).
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Albums

G 11 Jelly Roll Morton - New Orleans Memories album art Jelly Roll Morton New Orleans Memories (Album) General G 11 US 1940 Sell This Version
P 75 Jelly Roll Morton - Hot Piano album art Earl Hines / "Fats" Waller* / Duke Ellington / Jelly-Roll Morton* Earl Hines / "Fats" Waller* / Duke Ellington / Jelly-Roll Morton* - Hot Piano (Album, Comp) Victor P 75 US 1941 Sell This Version
B-1018 Jelly Roll Morton - "A King Of The Piano" - Volume One album art Jelly Roll Morton "A King Of The Piano" - Volume One(2xShellac, 10", Album, RE) Brunswick B-1018 US 1945 Sell This Version
Vol. XI, JM-75 / JM-76 / JM-77 / JM-78 / JM-79 / JM-80 / JM-81 / JM-82 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. XI - In New Orleans album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. XI - In New Orleans (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. XI, JM-75 / JM-76 / JM-77 / JM-78 / JM-79 / JM-80 / JM-81 / JM-82 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. III, JM-17 / JM-18 / JM-19 / JM-20 / JM-21 / JM-22 / JM-23 / JM-24 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. III - Jazz Is . . . Strictly Music album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. III - Jazz Is . . . Strictly Music (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. III, JM-17 / JM-18 / JM-19 / JM-20 / JM-21 / JM-22 / JM-23 / JM-24 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. VI, JM-41 / JM-42 / JM-43 / JM-44 / JM-45 / JM-46 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. VI - The Jazz Piano Soloist album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. VI - The Jazz Piano Soloist (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. VI, JM-41 / JM-42 / JM-43 / JM-44 / JM-45 / JM-46 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. II, JM-9 / JM-10 / JM-11 / JM-12 / JM-13 / JM-14 / JM-15 / JM-16 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. II - Way Down Yonder . . . album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. II - Way Down Yonder . . . (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. II, JM-9 / JM-10 / JM-11 / JM-12 / JM-13 / JM-14 / JM-15 / JM-16 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. V, JM-33 / JM-34 / JM-35 / JM-36 / JM-37 / JM-38 / JM-39 / JM-40 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. V (Bad Man Ballads) album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. V (Bad Man Ballads) (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. V, JM-33 / JM-34 / JM-35 / JM-36 / JM-37 / JM-38 / JM-39 / JM-40 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. XII, JM-83 / JM-84 / JM-85 / JM-86 / JM-87 / JM-88 / JM-89 / JM-90 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. XII (I'm The Winin' Boy) album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. XII (I'm The Winin' Boy) (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. XII, JM-83 / JM-84 / JM-85 / JM-86 / JM-87 / JM-88 / JM-89 / JM-90 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. VII, JM-47 / JM-48 / JM-49 / JM-50 / JM-51 / JM-52 / JM-53 / JM-54 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. VII (Everyone Had His Own Style) album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. VII (Everyone Had His Own Style) (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. VII, JM-47 / JM-48 / JM-49 / JM-50 / JM-51 / JM-52 / JM-53 / JM-54 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. X, JM-69 / JM-70 / JM-71 / JM-72 / JM-73 / JM-74 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. X - The Jazz Piano Soloist . . . 2 album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. X - The Jazz Piano Soloist . . . 2 (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. X, JM-69 / JM-70 / JM-71 / JM-72 / JM-73 / JM-74 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. VIII, JM-55 / JM-56 / JM-57 / JM58 / JM-59 / JM-60 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. VIII (Jelly And The Blues) album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. VIII (Jelly And The Blues) (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. VIII, JM-55 / JM-56 / JM-57 / JM58 / JM-59 / JM-60 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. I, JM-1 / JM-2 / JM-3 / JM-4 / JM-5 / JM-6 / JM-7 / JM-8 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. I (Jazz Started In New Orleans) album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord - Vol. I (Jazz Started In New Orleans) (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. I, JM-1 / JM-2 / JM-3 / JM-4 / JM-5 / JM-6 / JM-7 / JM-8 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. IX, JM-61 / JM-62 / JM-63 / JM-64 / JM-65 / JM-66 / JM-67 / JM-68 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. IX - Alabama Bound album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. IX - Alabama Bound (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. IX, JM-61 / JM-62 / JM-63 / JM-64 / JM-65 / JM-66 / JM-67 / JM-68 US 1947 Sell This Version
Vol. IV, JM-25 / JM-26 / JM-27 / JM-28 / JM-29 / JM-30 / JM-31 / JM-32 Jelly Roll Morton - The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. IV - The Spanish Tinge album art Jelly Roll Morton The Saga Of Mr. Jelly Lord Vol. IV - The Spanish Tinge (Album) Circle, Circle Vol. IV, JM-25 / JM-26 / JM-27 / JM-28 / JM-29 / JM-30 / JM-31 / JM-32 US 1947 Sell This Version
RLP 1018 Jelly Roll Morton - Rediscovered Solos album art Jelly Roll Morton Rediscovered Solos (Album) Riverside Records RLP 1018 US 1953 Sell This Version
LPV 546 Jelly Roll Morton - Mr. Jelly Lord album art Jelly Roll Morton Mr. Jelly Lord (Comp, Album) RCA Victor LPV 546 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
CJM 3 Jelly Roll Morton - The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Two album art Jelly Roll Morton The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Two (Album) Swaggie Records CJM 3 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
CJM 8 Jelly Roll Morton - The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Seven album art Jelly Roll Morton The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Seven (Album) Swaggie Records CJM 8 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
CJM 2 Jelly Roll Morton - The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume One album art Jelly Roll Morton The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume One (Album) Swaggie Records CJM 2 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
CJM 6 Jelly Roll Morton - The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Five album art Jelly Roll Morton The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Five (Album) Swaggie Records CJM 6 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
CJM 7 Jelly Roll Morton - The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Six album art Jelly Roll Morton The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Six (Album) Swaggie Records CJM 7 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
CJM 5 Jelly Roll Morton - The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Four album art Jelly Roll Morton The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Four (Album) Swaggie Records CJM 5 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
CJM 4 Jelly Roll Morton - The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Three album art Jelly Roll Morton The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Three (Album) Swaggie Records CJM 4 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
CJM 9 Jelly Roll Morton - The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Eight album art Jelly Roll Morton The Library Of Congress Recordings Volume Eight (Album) Swaggie Records CJM 9 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version

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During the nineteenth century, people from all over the World would come to New Orleans, creating a melting pot of different ethnical and cultural origins. A fine example to illustrate this situation is the ‘Créoles’. Descending from French and African families, they had whiter skins than the blacks, but darker skins than the whites; they identified themselves with their European parents and learned the ways of classical music, though they also had a strong attachment with their afro origins.
Jelly Roll Morton, an essential character of the American music history, was an essential character from that era. Born Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe, this proud genius musician was claimed an essential name on the origin of Jazz, for he was among the first to create a relevant amount of compositions for the genre. Before him, the piano was basically a lady’s instrument on his environment – but one day, he saw a man playing a beautiful piece of Ragtime, and then he realized piano was not only an instrument for women, but for anyone - as long as this 'anyone' could play 'the keyboards' with excellence. Jelly Roll Morton, whose nickname was a synonym for sexual movements, became an exceptional piano player. After all, knew how to blend the elements of Ragtime, Ministrelcy and Blues together into a new, complex and improvised kind of music. This new-born style of improvising, dynamic and creative patterns would become by the way America's main musical identity on the years to come.

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