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Jelly Roll Morton
Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. Morton was jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential characteristics when notated. His composition "Jelly Roll Blues", published in 1915, was one of the first published jazz compositions. Morton also wrote "King Porter Stomp", "Wolverine Blues", "Black Bottom Stomp", and "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say", the last a tribute to New Orleans musicians from the turn of the 20th century. Morton's claim to have invented jazz in 1902 was criticized. Music critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Jelly Roll Morton did himself a lot of harm posthumously by exaggerating his worth...Morton's accomplishments as an early innovator are so vast that he did not really need to stretch the truth."
Birth nameFerdinand Joseph LaMothe (possibly spelled Lemott, LaMotte or LaMenthe)
BornSeptember 20, 1890, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJuly 10, 1941, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresJazz, ragtime
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, arranger
Years active1900–1941
LabelsRCA Victor
Associated actsRed Hot Peppers, New Orleans Rhythm Kings

About Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Morton

Composer Jelly Roll Morton was born on October 20, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (He dies at the age of 50, on July 10, 1941).

The first great jazz composer, whose"Jelly Roll Blues" became the first jazz tune to be issued. He was also the first jazz arranger.

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Jelly Roll Morton before becoming famous

Jelly Roll Morton was born in the Zodiac sign Libra (The Scales), and 1890 is also the year of Tiger (兎) in the Chinese Zodiac.

Pianist Tony Jackson had a significant impact on him. He began touring the American South with minstrel shows in 1904.

Achievement of Jelly Roll Morton

He is best known for his compositions"Wolverine Blues,""Black Bottom Stomp", and"I Thought I Heard Trumpet Player Buddy Bolden Say", as well as for pioneering the Spanish tint.

Jelly Roll Morton's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Morton

His parents were F.P. Lamothe and Louise Monette. His parents were never married and instead cohabited as a common-law couple. He duped his religious mother into thinking he was working as a night watchman at a barrel factory when, in fact, he was playing piano in a brothel. He married Mabel Bertrand in 1928.

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On the record, he worked alongside clarinetist Composer Artie Shaw.

Jelly Roll Morton Income & Net worth

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Jelly Roll Morton Height and Weight

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Latest information about Jelly Roll Morton updated on March 25 2023.