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New Orleans Diaspora - Jelly Roll Morton & Sidney Bechet

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In this hour, we'll explore the music of two more giants of the New Orleans diaspora, pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton, who left Louisiana in 1908 and clarinetist and soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet, who hit the road in 1916. In the complex racial landscape of New Orleans, both Jelly Roll Morton, born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, and Sidney Bechet, like Kid Ory, were creoles. Creoles were lighter skinned mixed-race people, who brought conservatory musical training to the mélange that became jazz.

Playlist

  • Host Intro 00:00
  • Jelly Roll Morton "The Pearls" from Jazz Piano: A Smithsonian Collection (Smithsonian) 3:32
  • New Orleans Rhythm Kings "Milenberg Joys" from New Orleans Rhythm Kings and Jelly Roll Morton (Classic Jazz) 8:47
  • Host speaks 11:35
  • Jelly Roll Morton "Mamanita" from Jazz Piano: A Smithsonian Collection (Smithsonian) 12:45
  • Jelly Roll Morton "Grandpa's Spells" from The Piano Rolls (Nonesuch) 15:31
  • Jelly Roll Morton "King Porter Stomp" from Jazz Piano: A Smithsonian Collection (Smithsonian) 18:40
  • Host speaks 21:33
  • Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers "Black Bottom Stomp" from The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz (Smithsonian) 24:07
  • Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers "Dead Man's Blues" from The Norton Jazz Recordings (Norton) 27:17
  • Host speaks 30:34
  • Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers "Doctor Jazz" from The Norton Jazz Recordings (Norton) 31:54
  • Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers "Grandpa's Spells" from The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz (Smithsonian) 35:17
  • Host speaks 38:09
  • Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers "Jungle Blues" from Jelly Roll Morton: 1926 -1928 (Classics) 38:34
  • Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers "Georgia Swing" from Jelly Roll Morton: 1926 -1928 (Classics) 42:01
  • Host speaks 44:28
  • Clarence Williams' Blue Five "Kansas City Man Blues" from Classic Jazz: Vol. 019, Sidney Bechet with Clarence Williams (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 47:49
  • Clarence Williams' Blue Five "Texas Moaner Blues" from Classic Jazz: Vol. 019, Sidney Bechet with Clarence Williams (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 50:47
  • Host speaks 53:54
  • Red Onion Jazz Babies "Cake Walking Babies from Town" from The Norton Jazz Recordings (Norton) 54:50
  • Host speaks 57:58

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