SMITHSONIAN CD RD-043: JELLY ROLL MORTON - Volume 1, OOP 1991 SS
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Background for this listing -
Includes Morton's 1923 solo sessions for Gennett and duets with Joe "King" Oliver and Voltaire De Faut. Matching their excellent remastering  job on many early Louis Armstrong sides, JSP's fine series of late-'20s Jelly Roll Morton titles surpasses the more popular, but seriously flawed RCA discs covering the same material. Previously obscured sound evidence placing Morton as one of the first and finest composers in jazz is made clear here on Jelly Roll Morton, Vol. 1. Classics like "Black Bottom Stomp," "Grandpa's Spells," "Sidewalk Blues," and "Pearls" shine through, revealing wry arrangements, fluidly swinging solos, and a masterful distillation of New Orleans polyphony. Morton is supported throughout by his excellent Red Hot Peppers band, which collectively included fellow New Orleans stars like cornet player George Mitchell and clarinetist Omer Simeon, as well as Louis Armstrong's Hot Sevens bandmates trombonist Kid Ory, clarinetist Johnny Dodds, and drummer Baby Dodds. Morton avails himself as well, with a masterful piano mix of high-end ragtime and a wealth of sophisticated rhythms. A must for all fans of jazz. ~ Stephen Cook

This listing is for a very rare, out of print CD title - a MINT, FACTORY SEALED CD title PRESSED and ISSUED by SMITHSONIAN Collection of Recordings of a highly collectible title from their catalog - a superb title featuring -

JELLY ROLL MORTON

CD title -
THE PIANIST AND COMPOSER - VOLUME 1

Track listing:
1. King Porter Stomp
2. New Orleans Blues
3. Grandpa's Spells
4. Kansas City Stomp
5. Wolverine Blues
6. Mamanita
7. Frog-I-More Rag
8. London Blues
9. Shreveport Stomp
10. Jelly Roll Blues
11. Big Foot Ham
12. Stratford Hunch
13. Perfect Rag
14. King Porter Stomp
15. Wolverine Blues
16. The Pearls
17. King Porter Stomp
18. Stratford Hunch

Performers on this item include -
Jelly Roll Morton, piano

The CD is from the rare SMITHSONIAN Records series of out of print CDs.

CD catalog # RD 043
CD was issued in 1991 (recordings are from 1923 to 1926, in MONO
CD was made in the USA

The CD, JEWEL CASE and INSERTS are all in MINT condition...the CD is actually FACTORY SEALED!!

This CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: Smithsonian CD RD-043 SS
  • Manufacturer: Smithsonian Folkways Records
  • Condition: New

SMITHSONIAN CD RD-043: JELLY ROLL MORTON - Volume 1, OOP 1991 SS

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