The Pearls

The Pearls

by Jelly Roll Morton


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The Pearls

This astounding 23-track compilation deserves a place in everybody's jazz collection -- it's that important, that listenable, and that essential. It takes the cream of Morton's sessions from his legendary 1926 Red Hot Peppers to his 1939 dates leading a small New Orleans band, with all the essential stops along the way, including a 1927 trio with the Dodds brothers in Chicago. This is hot jazz nearing the apex of sophistication, just before Duke Ellington took it even more uptown.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078635658828
catalogNumber: 6588

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet
Kid Ory   Trombone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Paul Barnes   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Guitar
Alan Lomax   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Wellman Braud   Bass
Barney Alexander   Banjo,Guitar
Baby Dodds   Drums
George Baquet   Clarinet
Sidney Bechet   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bill Benford   Tuba
Tommy Benford   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Lee Blair   Banjo,Guitar
Marty Bloom   Track Performer
Happy Caldwell   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Geechie Fields   Trombone
Joe Garland   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Hilaire   Drums
Darnell Howard   Clarinet
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone
John Lindsay   Bass
Johnny Lindsey   Bass
Lawrence Lucie   Banjo,Guitar
Ward Pinkett   Trumpet
Harry Prather   Tuba
Gerald Reeves   Trombone
Rod Rodriguez   Piano
Bud Scott   Banjo,Guitar
Omer Simeon   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Edwin Swayzee   Trumpet
Walter Thomas   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Quinn Wilson   Tuba
Walter Briscoe   Trumpet
Stump Evans   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
William Laws   Drums
Boyd "Red" Rossiter   Trumpet
Mel Stitzel   Track Performer
Ed Anderson   Trumpet
Bass Moore   Tuba
Walter "Foots" Thomas   Saxophone
George Bacquet   Clarinet
William Cato   Trombone
Barclay "Horsecollar" Draper   Trumpet
Walter Melrose   Track Performer
Charles Luke   Track Performer
Charlie Rider   Track Performer
Ivan Kogen Semenoff   Track Performer
George Mitchell   Trumpet,Cornet
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

James Dapogny   Liner Notes
Jelly Roll Morton   Arranger,Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Santo Pecora   Composer
Steve Backer   Producer,Executive Producer
Marty Bloom   Composer,Sound Effects,Special Effects
Ray Hall   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Liner Notes
Ed Michel   Reissue Producer
Rick Rowe   Engineer
J. Oliver   Composer
Boyd Senter   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Charlie Rider   Composer

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