Steve Newman’s Jazz Groove — Jelly Roll Morton: Born in New Orleans

The Inventor of Jazz

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Ferdinand Joseph Morton was born in New Orleans in 1885, and at a very young age was knocking out a tune or two on any instruments he could get his hands on, and teaching himself the rudiments of music:

At the age of seven, I was considered among the best guitarists around, and sometimes I played in the

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