Jelly Roll Morton

As Jazz Appreciation Month continues I am going to look at a figure in Jazz who some called the first important composer in jazz; Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton. Morton was gift pianist and was one of the first names in Jazz history and his life at best could be described as colourful, and at worst chequered. He was a teller of tall tales … Continue reading Jelly Roll Morton


YDWP: Someday Have you noticed that songs whose titles being with the word "Someday" are never songs which have much of a positive spin to the lyrics. The above song dates back to the early days of Jazz and was written by the first important composer of Jazz: Jelly Roll Morton. The song has been … Continue reading YDWP: Someday