King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton
were early stars on the jazz scene, and the immortal Louis Armstrong further popularized the New Orleans sound in Chicago in the 1920s.
Her latest program Minimalism and Me ranges from the simplicity of her first time out--Tank Dive (1965), all angles and diagonals with a yo-yo trick thrown in--to her lusciously loose, vaudeville-inspired classic, Eight Jelly Rolls (1971), with music by jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton
. Our question: Who will perform Twyla's outrageously sloppy/precise drunk solo?
| 1885: Jelly Roll Morton
, pianist, composer and singer and one of the first jazz musicians, was born in New Orleans.
25 catch this week's event in the NTCH Summer Jazz Party, with a 'Jazzy afternoon with Fresh Groove.' Local artists will perform some of the classics from the jazz greats like Jelly Roll Morton
, Duke Ellington, and Horace Silver.
The U.S based musician performs an overview of the entire history of jazz from leaders like Jelly Roll Morton
to Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Johnny Hartman.
Exhibition highlights include a letter from Jelly Roll Morton
to Alan Lomax; a Chet Baker suicide note; a rarely seen Romare Bearden sketch; a handwritten letter from Mary Lou Williams to Carmen McRae suggesting songs she might like to record; a holograph score by Gil Evans written for Helen Merrill; and film and television clips with Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Rushing, Luciana Souza, and others.
The Music of Jelly Roll Morton
is an album featuring the ragtime and classic jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and Grammy Lifetime Achievement award winner Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (1890-1941), known by the professional name "Jelly Roll Morton
Many of the band's original members performed with jazz pioneers including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton
, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson.
"Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance'' explores the life of the African-American artists who helped shaped the period, including poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay, painter Aaron Douglas and musicians Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton
, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus.
The Panama has been playing since 1954, featuring music from many sources including King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton
Each lesson is accurately identified, such as "Ray Charles Style," "Jelly Roll Morton
Style," "Stop Time," "12-Bar Blues," "Blues Intros," "Blues Endings" and 94 more.