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Jelly Roll Morton

The city of New Orleans has the distinction of being the ‘birthplace of jazz’ so its appropriate that in New Orleans in or around 1885 to 1890 would be born the self-proclaimed “inventor of jazz”.

Ferdinand Joseph Lemott (Lamothe) and his story is one of mystery, legend, genius, with an incredulous outcome, and original musical score.

Being considered a Creole in the Crescent City had its advantages in the fact that he was exposed to the fine arts and music as a child. He would undertake formal piano lessons with one Tony Jackson who was considered a wunderkind piano professor with exceptional musical ability, mirrored by the young student, who demonstrated an elevated level of talent, and the confidence to perform it.

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Discography

 

The Chant

Ramboy Recordings
2010

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Hot Piano

Ramboy Recordings
2009

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An Introduction To...

Ramboy Recordings
2006

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Sidewalk Blues

Ramboy Recordings
2005

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The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings By Alan Lomax

The Complete Library...

Rounder Records
2005

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