The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, an innovative group that combines R&B with New Orleans parade rhythms, pays tribute to the great Jelly Roll Morton on this CD. Actually the DDBB mostly ignores Morton 's original recordings (and leaves out some of his themes) in an unusual set that does not find them neglecting their own individuality.6/ Jelly - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Plays Jelly Roll Morton The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Jazz ; Listen on This Is Jazz, Vol. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band The New Orleans Album Jazz Moods - Hot You May Also Like. Apr 06, · On their first album devoted to a single jazz composer, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has made an inspired choice in their hometown New Orleans hero, Jelly Roll Morton/5(9).
During his stay with the band they recorded Jellys Jazz - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Plays Jelly Roll Morton (CD albums, two for the Rounder Records label. He has recorded 17 albums as a leader, including 85 original tunes. His music has been heard frequently on NPR, i. Tom is known for his eclecticism, and is just about the only New Orleans pianist to stretch from the midth-century music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to the funky New Orleans Album) today.
He has a great love of Brazilian music 17 trips there so farthe Beatles, European classical music, early Duke Ellington, and much more. McDermott has broadened the possibilities and rekindled a spark.
Sue Keller began her ragtime obsession in Since then, Album), she has treated audiences to her piano and vocal performances throughout the world. Her appearances have ranged from the grand opening of Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston Harbor, to the fabled Mikado nightclub in Tokyo, across the continent of Australia, and even to the Great Wall of China.
She still judges contests from time to time and appears as a major supporting cast member in the award-winning independent movie, The Entertainers. Sue has been untiringly active Jellys Jazz - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Plays Jelly Roll Morton (CD promoting the ragtime form.
Her recording projects have employed a unique and exciting digital process. After Morton's grandmother found out that he was playing jazz in a local brothel, she kicked him out of her house. He said:. When my grandmother found out that I was playing jazz in one of the sporting houses in the District, she told me that I had disgraced the family and forbade me to live at the house She told me that devil music would surely bring about my downfall, but I just couldn't put it behind me.
Tony Jacksonalso a pianist at brothels and an accomplished guitar player, was a major influence on Morton's music.
Jelly Roll said that Jackson was the only pianist better than he was. Byhe had started writing down his compositions. In his "Jelly Roll Blues" was arguably the first jazz composition ever published, recording as sheet music the New Orleans traditions that had been jealously guarded by the musicians. Morton returned to Chicago in to claim authorship of his recently published rag, "The Wolverines", which had become a hit as "Wolverine Blues" in the Windy City.
He released the first of his commercial recordings, Album), first as piano rolls, then on record, both as a piano soloist and with various jazz bands. This gave him a chance to bring a well-rehearsed band to play his arrangements in Victor's Chicago recording studios. His piano solos and trio recordings are well regarded, but his band recordings suffer in comparison with the Chicago sides, where Morton could draw on many Jellys Jazz - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Plays Jelly Roll Morton (CD New Orleans musicians for sidemen.
His New York sessions failed to produce a hit. Morton continued playing in New York, but struggled financially. He briefly had a radio show inthen took on touring in the band of a traveling burlesque act for some steady income. Morton was also the master of ceremonies, bouncer, and bartender of the club.
He lived in Washington for a few years; the club owner allowed all her friends free admission and drinks, which prevented Morton from making the business a success. In Morton was stabbed by a friend of the owner and suffered wounds to the head and chest. After this incident his wife Mabel demanded that they leave Washington. The sessions, originally intended as a short interview with musical examples for use by music researchers in the Library of Congress, soon expanded to record more than eight hours of Morton talking and playing piano.
Lomax also conducted longer interviews during which he took notes but did not record. Despite the low fidelity of these non-commercial recordings, their musical and historical importance have attracted numerous jazz fans, and they have helped to ensure Morton's place in jazz history. Although reluctant to recount and record these, Morton eventually obliged Lomax. Because of the suggestive nature of the songs, some of the Library of Congress recordings were not released until In his interviews, Morton claimed to have been born in
Label: Columbia - CK • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Brass & Military • Style: Brass Band, Ragtime The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Plays Jelly Roll Morton (, CD) | Discogs/5(12).
The Dirty Dozen Play Jelly Roll Morton (Columbia) by Ric Stewart The Jelly Roll Morton legend has grown by leaps and bounds in the 90's with re-issues of Morton's recordings, Jelly's Last Jam, a Broadway musical starring Gregory Hines, and now 'Jelly', the . Discover, buy and download high quality mp3 music of Jelly by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Mp3Caprice.
"Jelly Roll" Morton (born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe in New Orleans, Louisiana, ) is hard to distinctly categorize, so he is often just a category unto himself in music. Being a Creole, or Mulatto, he grew up in a wonderful musical environment, but one that did not initially foster those who were neither clearly white nor black.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Play Sunday, June 23 at off Broadway. May 24, Jazz This Week: Stanley Clarke Trio, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Dead April 13, Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Perform Friday, May 25 at Old Rock House. March 28, Dirty Dozen Brass Band Sign With Savoy Jazz, New Album "Twenty Dozen" February 24, Dirty Dozen Brass Band plays Jelly Roll Morton, WOW!!! I got a copy of this from the local library and had to have it!!! One of the best recordings of Jelly Roll's music by another group. He's probley dancing in his grave. Way to go Dirty Dozen Brass Band!!!
Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Jazz band. For the Record . Spirited Music. Moved into New Directions. New Name and New Sound. Selected discography. Sources. From the late s until the middle s, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band revitalized the New Orleans brass band sound. They mixed it with the contemporary styles of rhythm and blues and bebop to give it a different, more modern sound.
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