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The Pearls: More Jelly Roll Morton

One could reasonably argue that Jelly Roll Morton was the first great composer in jazz. Morton took it a step further. “I tell you the truth, of course, anytime, you hear anybody, anywhere playin’ jazz, what they playin’ is Jelly Roll.”

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Zoot and Al: The Brotherhood of Prez

Tenor saxophonists Zoot Sims and Al Cohn were both 22 when they met in a Salt Lake City parking lot one night before a gig in January 1948, and launched a friendship and musical collaboration with Zoot Sims that would last a lifetime.

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