This week in Jazz we present an American Pianist born Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe; known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941). On July 17, 1923, he recorded one of the very first integrated recording sessions with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Jelly Roll Morton is widely regarded as
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This week in Jazz we present Benny Goodman (1909-1986), the “King of Swing.” On July 13, 1935, this famous clarinetist composer and band leader recorded Body and Soul. His group was also the first Jazz band to play Carnegie Hall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIh2e4kHBpI