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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands, Part II

Read "Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands, Part II" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 | Part 2

Part 1 of Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands looked at the roots, drivers and challenges of the travelling groups who brought jazz music to the non-urban areas of the Southern Plains, through one-night-stands, in often impromptu venues. A black phenomenon, often misappropriated by white musicians, promoters, ...

NEWS: RADIO

Eccentric Genius Of Jelly Roll Morton This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Eccentric Genius Of Jelly Roll Morton This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, Vernel Bagneris joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for Wild Man Blues, a musical biography based on stories from the personal diaries of Jelly Roll Morton, compiled by the late William Russell, the first curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University in New Orleans, and published in the book ...

NEWS: RADIO

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Class Of '26: Soundtrack Of The Jazz Age

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Class Of '26: Soundtrack Of The Jazz Age

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, piano legend Dick Hyman, actor/playwright Vernel Bagneris, guitarist/singer/raconteur Marty Grosz, cornetist Bob Barnard and fiddler Andy Stein join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to celebrate the Class of '26: The Soundtrack of the Jazz Age. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Marcus Roberts: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton

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In the midst of Jazz at Lincoln Center's May celebration of New Orleans music, Marcus Roberts and his trio, accompanied by a choir of horns, constructed a tribute to Jelly Roll Morton. The concert featured classic Morton compositions performed with some enterprising improvisations.

Morton's importance as a jazz pioneer cannot be overstated, and the extent ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Eccentric Genius of Jelly Roll Morton This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

The Eccentric Genius of Jelly Roll Morton This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, actor Vernel Bagneris joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for “Wild Man Blues," a musical biography based on personal diaries of Jelly Roll Morton. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM sattelite radio and can be streamed on- demand from the Riverwalk Jazz website. One could reasonably argue that Jelly ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Historic Photos of New Orleans Jazz

Read "Historic Photos of New Orleans Jazz" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Historic Photos of New Orleans Jazz
Thomas L. Morgan
Hardback: 216 pages
ISBN:1596524057
Turner Publishing
2009

Covering over 100 years, Historic Photos of New Orleans Jazz utilizes the extensive jazz photography collection of the Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection to produce a beautiful book ...