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Jelly Roll Morton in Salute to Jelly Roll Morton

Dukes of Dixieland: Salute to Jelly Roll Morton

1992 NR

Ferdinand Lamothe, better known as Jelly Roll Morton, was a pioneer among jazz musicians because of his remarkable talent as a composer, piano player and arranger. This tribute to Morton was filmed before a live audience at Lulu White's Mahogany Hall -- one of New Orleans' top jazz clubs -- and features Morton's music performed by the Dukes of Dixieland and one of Jelly Roll's musicians, Danny Barker.