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January 1, 2015 By necessity, the early jazz pioneers knew how to make music for revelers. So it made sense that Marsalis put the tunes of Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver on the bill for this New Year's Eve bash.
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Woody Herman took the stately "Pomp and Circumstance" and made it a party.
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May 19, 2010 When the frustration of applying to hundreds of entry-level positions gets to be too much to bear, just stomp it out with these five jazz tracks. After that, you'll be ready to face the world beyond the cap and gown.
Professor Longhair's "Tipitina" is a New Orleans funk staple and a template for the New Orleans piano style.
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February 18, 2009 One of the beauties of New Orleans piano music is that once you hear it, you'll know it whenever you encounter it again. It's Mardi Gras week in New Orleans, and we're going to join in the celebration with a brief but broad overview of some of the Crescent City's many extraordinary pianists.
December 21, 2005 For lovers of jazz music, the year 2005 brought a wealth of reissues by critical artists from Jelly Roll Morton to John Coltrane. The music, the result of exhaustive archival and restoration work, adds new details to one of America's richest musical traditions.
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December 7, 2005 Horses remastered and live from Patti Smith; A preview of new music by Nellie McKay; A new retrospective on Jelly Roll Morton; Stunning slack key guitar from Sonny Lim; Medieval synthesizer work by Hurdy Gurdy; Swedish art pop from Jens Lekman.
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December 6, 2005 In 1938, at a low point in his career, Jelly Roll Morton recorded a series of interviews and performances with the folklorist Alan Lomax. Now those recordings have been released in a new box set from Rounder Records called Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings.
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August 1, 2001 Jelly Roll Morton claimed that he invented jazz. While this statement provoked much criticism, Morton is widely considered the first great composer of jazz. Morton's most popular tunes, including the frequently copied "King Porter Stomp," can be found on this album.
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Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe, better known as Jelly Roll Morton.
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October 16, 2000 Jelly Roll Morton wrote 'King Porter Stomp' back in the early 1900s, when he was still a teenager, playing piano in the clubs of his hometown, New Orleans.
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