Mister Jelly Roll - 1993 Paperback Edition
Black and white art drawings by David Stone Martin.
This hard-to-find 1993 edition includes the "lost" preface by Lomax.
Conditon: Good to Very Good range. Moderate nicks on spine and edges.
When it appeared in 1950, this biography of Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton became an instant classic of jazz literature. Mister Jelly Roll will enchant a new generation of readers with the fascinating story of one of the world's most influential composers of jazz. Jelly Roll's voice spins out his life in something close to song, each sentence rich with the sound and atmosphere of the period in which Morton, and jazz, exploded on the American and international scene. This edition includes scores of Jelly Roll's own arrangements, and more.