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March 5, 1930: Jelly Roll Morton features bass clarinet on "If Someone Would Only Love Me."

Jelly Roll Morton features bass clarinet on Added: 2008-03-04 Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers recorded four numbers at this session:
  • Each Day
  • If Someone Would Only Love Me
  • That'll Never Do
  • I'm Looking For A Little Bluebird
”If Someone Would Only Love Me” features a bass clarinet solo by an unknown player--an early example of this instrument in a jazz setting.

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