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Dead Man Blues. Jelly Roll Morton Way out West, Pastras, Phil

Author Name    Pastras, Phil

Title   Dead Man Blues. Jelly Roll Morton Way out West

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    University of California Press 2001

ISBN Number    0520215230 / 9780520215238

Seller ID   11420

xxiv, 246pp, illustrations. Dust jacket has very slight crease. Pastras's discovery of a previously unknown collection of memorabilia, including a 58-page scrapbook compiled by Morton himself, sheds new light on Morton's personal and artistic development, as well as on the crucial role played by Anita Gonzales. Pastras traces Morton's artistic development as a pianist, composer, and bandleader. Among many other topics he discusses the complexities of racial identity for Morton and his circle, his belief in voodoo, his relationships with women, his style of performance, and his roots in black musical traditions.

Price = 10.00 GBP


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