Good News in History, October 20

Good News in History, October 20

130 years ago today, Jelly Roll Morton, the ragtime and jazz innovator, bandleader and composer was born in New Orleans. Morton has been called the inventor of jazz. He proved that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential characteristics. His composition Jelly Roll Blues, published in 1915, was one of the first jazz […]

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