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9780306813504

Jelly's Blues The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306813504

  • ISBN10:

    0306813505

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-26
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press

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Summary

The acclaimed, definitive biography of the first jazz composer, based on newly discovered archival material

Author Biography

Howard Reich is the veteran jazz critic of the Chicago Tribune and the winner of many awards. A longtime correspondent for Downbeat magazine, he is also the author, with William Gaines, of the critically acclaimed biography Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton. He lives in suburban Chicago. William Gaines retired from the Chicago Tribune in 2001 and is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He lives in Munster, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
The District
1(26)
Inventing Jelly Roll
27(24)
The Proselytizer
51(22)
Chicago Hustle
73(26)
Thirty-fifth and Calumet
99(32)
Free Fall
131(34)
Laughingstock
165(28)
A Battle Royal
193(26)
Flee As a Bird to the Mountain
219(14)
The Afterglow
233(12)
Epilogue 245(6)
Notes on Sources 251(12)
Appendix A Compositions written by Ferdinand ``Jelly Roll'' Morton 263(4)
Appendix B Annotated discography: Morton plays Morton 267(4)
Appendix C Notes on Morton's elusive birth date 271(4)
Index 275

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