The Library of Congress Recordings

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Jelly Roll Morton's 1938 Library of Congress Recordings have been issued and reissued by various labels since the monumental Riverside LP edition of 1955. In what might be seen as a 50th anniversary celebration, the folks at Rounder Records decided to haul off and reintroduce this material to the public in the year 2005 with a mammoth tribute package of unprecedented completeness. While that heavily documented, digitally enhanced eight-disc set is highly recommended for anyone who can afford it, Rounder's single CD compendium is an essential sampler that may serve as the ideal introduction to Jelly Roll Morton, and to jazz itself. The balanced ratio of songs and piano ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Jelly Roll Morton's 1938 Library of Congress Recordings have been issued and reissued by various labels since the monumental Riverside LP edition of 1955. In what might be seen as a 50th anniversary celebration, the folks at Rounder Records decided to haul off and reintroduce this material to the public in the year 2005 with a mammoth tribute package of unprecedented completeness. While that heavily documented, digitally enhanced eight-disc set is highly recommended for anyone who can afford it, Rounder's single CD compendium is an essential sampler that may serve as the ideal introduction to Jelly Roll Morton, and to jazz itself. The balanced ratio of songs and piano solos to stories and narration is perfectly maintained. Accessible, entertaining, informative and affordable, this marvelous artifact should be considered essential listening for anyone interested in music, life, history and human nature.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2007
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661189720
  • Catalog Number: 611897
  • Sales rank: 74,065

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jelly Roll Morton Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Scott Joplin Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Alan Lomax Engineer, Author
Robert Crumb Original Illustration
Steve Rosenthal Archives Coordinator
Howard Wuelfing Publicity
John F. Szwed Liner Notes
Jeffrey A. Greenberg Producer
Robert Hoffman Composer
Traditional Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Susan Salsburg Proof Reading
Marco Salaverria Composer
Tom Psipsikas Engineer
Matt Boynton Engineer
W.B. Haley Engineer
Matthew Sohn Engineer
Anna Lomax Wood Producer
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