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How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz


Author: Jonah  WINTER
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Subject/Category:  3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9781596439634
Review: What can raise a young boy out of sadness and maybe even poverty? Music – jazz, specifically. Told in a magical "What if…" style, this quasi-biography weaves the life story of Jelly Roll Morton into his recipe for jazz, a music he promoted to the whole country.

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