Jelly Roll Morton [JSP]

Jelly Roll Morton [JSP]

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by Jelly Roll Morton
     
 
JSP's five-CD set devoted to Jelly Roll Morton contains all of his Victor recordings cut between September 1926 and October 1930. The sound quality is excellent and complete discographical information is provided along with insightful liner notes. Alternate takes are presented on separate discs so as to avoid redundancy. This creates doppelgängers, as it were, of most

Overview

JSP's five-CD set devoted to Jelly Roll Morton contains all of his Victor recordings cut between September 1926 and October 1930. The sound quality is excellent and complete discographical information is provided along with insightful liner notes. Alternate takes are presented on separate discs so as to avoid redundancy. This creates doppelgängers, as it were, of most of the sessions involving larger ensembles. Jelly Roll Morton is heard as a solo pianist and as leader of his trios, Red Hot Peppers, and orchestra. The only shortcoming is the absence of eight titles recorded for Victor's Bluebird imprint in 1939 by Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen. Had the producers of this otherwise excellent compilation opted for these classic latter-day Jellies instead of obsessing over every single alternate take from the earlier sessions, this would be a serious contender for the "best and most affordable Jelly Roll Morton set" award. As it stands, JSP's hefty anthology is a great way to obtain most of Morton's major work on CD at relatively little cost. The very best way to study this artist is to start at the beginning of his discography using the Classics Chronological Series and then move forward. After hearing these canonic classic jazz recordings as presented by JSP, some folks will indeed want to zoom in for close-ups and study every recorded episode in this primal jazzman's life and works.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065900328
catalogNumber:
903
Rank:
143742

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Black Bottom Stomp
  2. Smoke-House Blues
  3. The Chant
  4. Sidewalk Blues
  5. Dead Man Blues
  6. Steamboat Stomp
  7. Someday, Sweetheart
  8. Grandpa's Spells
  9. Original Jelly Roll Blues
  10. Doctor Jazz
  11. Cannonball Blues
  12. Hyena Stomp
  13. Billy Goat Stomp
  14. Wild Man Blues
  15. Jungle Blues
  16. Beale Street Blues
  17. The Pearls
  18. Wolverine Blues
  19. Mr. Jelly Lord

Disc 2

  1. Red Hot Pepper
  2. Deep Creek Blues
  3. Pep
  4. Seattle Hunch
  5. Frances
  6. Freakish
  7. Burnin' the Iceberg
  8. Courthouse Bump
  9. Pretty Lil
  10. Sweet Anita Mine
  11. New Orleans Bump
  12. Down My Way
  13. Try Me Out
  14. Tank Town Bump
  15. Sweet Peter
  16. Jersey Joe
  17. Mississippi Mildred
  18. Mint Julep
  19. Smilin' the Blues Away
  20. Turtle Twist
  21. My Little Dixie Home
  22. That's Like It Ought to Be

Disc 3

  1. Each Day
  2. If Someone Would Only Love Me
  3. That'll Never Do
  4. I'm Looking for a Little Bluebird
  5. Little Lawrence
  6. Harmony Blues
  7. Fussy Mabel
  8. Ponchartrain
  9. Oil Well
  10. Load of Coal
  11. Crazy Chords
  12. Primrose Stomp
  13. Low Gravy
  14. Strokin' Away
  15. Blue Blood Blues
  16. Mushmouth Shuffle
  17. Gambling Jack
  18. Fickle Fay Creep

Disc 4

  1. The Chant
  2. Sidewalk Blues
  3. Dead Man Blues
  4. Someday, Sweetheart
  5. Grandpa's Spells
  6. Original Jelly Roll Blues
  7. Cannonball Blues
  8. Hyena Stomp
  9. Billy Goat Stomp
  10. Wild Man Blues
  11. Jungle Blues
  12. Beale Street Blues
  13. The Pearls
  14. Wolverine Blues
  15. Georgia Swing
  16. Kansas City Stomp
  17. Shoe Shiner's Drag
  18. Boogaboo
  19. Shreveport Stomp
  20. Mournful Serenade

Disc 5

  1. Shreveport Stomp
  2. Seattle Hunch
  3. Freakish
  4. Burnin' the Iceberg
  5. Courthouse Bump
  6. Pretty Lil
  7. Sweet Anita Mine
  8. New Orleans Bump
  9. Tank Town Bump
  10. Sweet Peter
  11. Jersey Joe
  12. Mississippi Mildred
  13. Each Day
  14. Oil Well
  15. Load of Coal
  16. Crazy Chords
  17. Primrose Stomp
  18. Strokin' Away
  19. Blue Blood Blues
  20. Gambling Jack

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Soloist
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet
Kid Ory   Trombone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Paul Barnes   Soprano Saxophone
Russell Procope   Clarinet
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Guitar,Double Bass
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Barney Alexander   Banjo,Baritone Saxophone
Baby Dodds   Drums
George Baquet   Clarinet
Bill Beason   Drums
Bill Benford   Double Bass
Tommy Benford   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Pete Biggs   Double Bass
Clarence Black   Violin
Lee Blair   Banjo,Guitar
Jerry Blake   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Happy Caldwell   Clarinet
Geechie Fields   Trombone
Pops Foster   Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Joe Garland   Tenor Saxophone
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Andrew Hilaire   Drums
Howard Hill   Guitar
Darnell Howard   Clarinet,Violin
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Manzie Johnson   Drums
John Lindsay   Baritone Saxophone
Ward Pinkett   Trumpet
Harry Prather   Double Bass
Gerald Reeves   Trombone
Rod Rodriguez   Piano,Ensemble
Boyd "Red" Rosser   Trumpet
Bud Scott   Guitar
Omer Simeon   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Double Bass
Edwin Swayzee   Trumpet
Walter Thomas   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Quinn Wilson   Double Bass
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Walter Briscoe   Trumpet
Stump Evans   Alto Saxophone
Will Johnson   Guitar
William Laws   Drums
Ed Anderson   Trumpet
Billy Taylor   Double Bass
Ernie Bullock   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Background Vocals
Bass Moore   Double Bass
William Cato   Trombone
Eddie Scarpa   Clarinet
Lorenzo Tio   Banjo,Clarinet
George Mitchell   Conductor
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer,Director
King Oliver   Composer
Alan Lomax   Liner Notes
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Marty Bloom   Composer
Lew LeMar   Vocal Effect
J. Oliver   Composer
Zbigniew Preisner   Composer
Boyd Senter   Composer
Michael John Bowen   Liner Notes
Sally-Ann Worsfold   Liner Notes
Walter Melrose   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Charles Luke   Composer
Charlie Rider   Composer
Harrison Smith   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
George Mitchell   Contributor
Public Domain   Composer
Laurie Wright   Liner Notes
Anita Gonzales   Composer
Ben Garrison   Composer
Bob Cloud   Composer

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Jelly Roll Morton [JSP] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Jelly Roll Morton was a master; his music is always recognizable because of a special quality he imparted to the musicians with whom he recorded. Anyone interested in jazz should have this collection. This set of five CD's is, in the first place, a bargain. It includes some recordings that can be found on other CD's, and others that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. The quality of the sound is good, better than can be heard on some other Morton CD's.