Mister Jelly Roll: The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and "Inventor of Jazz"

Mister Jelly Roll: The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and "Inventor of Jazz"

By: Lomax, Alan; Gushee, Lawrence [Afterword]

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Book Condition: Fine


This copy has an R. Crumb drawing and not the stock photo cover. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, xxiii + 381 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A fine, clean, neat soft cover with light shelf wear, gently read, binding tight, paper cream white.


Publisher's Description:


When it appeared in 1950, this biography of Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton became an instant classic of jazz literature. Now back in print and updated with a new afterword by Lawrence Gushee, Mister Jelly Roll will enchant a new generation of readers with the fascinating story of one of the world's most influential composers of jazz. Jelly Roll's voice spins out his life in something close to song, each sentence rich with the sound and atmosphere of the period in which Morton, and jazz, exploded on the American and international scene. This edition includes scores of Jelly Roll's own arrangements, a discography and an updated bibliography, a chronology of his compositions, a new genealogical tree of Jelly Roll's forebears, and Alan Lomax's preface from the hard-to-find 1993 edition of this classic work. Lawrence Gushee's afterword provides new factual information and reasserts the importance of this work of African American biography to the study of jazz and American culture.

Title: Mister Jelly Roll: The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and "Inventor of Jazz"

Author Name: Lomax, Alan; Gushee, Lawrence [Afterword]

Categories: Musicians & Composers,

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Publisher: University of California Press: 2001-11-05

ISBN Number: 0520225309

ISBN Number 13: 9780520225305

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 57361

Keywords: Music, blues, jazz,