Birth of the Hot

Birth of the Hot

by Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton


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When in 1995 RCA reissued 19 titles and four alternate takes from the first nine months of Jelly Roll Morton's adventure as a Victor recording artist, the producers elected to christen the album "Birth of the Hot." This title, which is a takeoff on that of Miles Davis' 1949 Birth of the Cool album (later echoed in modified phraseology by the Gil Evans Impulse LPs Out of the Cool and Into the Hot) accurately pegs these exciting 1926-1927 recordings as archetypal manifestations of the classic New Orleans "hot" jazz style that Morton pioneered first as a pianist, then with a series of groups that paved the way for the successes of his supremely adept and well-rehearsed Red Hot Peppers band. This excellent sampler ought to whet the appetite for a larger selection of Morton's works as reissued by numerous labels including Classics, Proper, JSP, and of course RCA Victor. If all you need is a straight shot of Jelly, this is the genuine article.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/1995
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636664125
catalogNumber: 66641

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Kid Ory   Trombone
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Guitar,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Baby Dodds   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Clarence Black   Violin
Andrew Hilaire   Drums
Darnell Howard   Clarinet
John Lindsay   Bass
Gerald Reeves   Trombone
Bud Scott   Guitar
Omer Simeon   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
J. Wright Smith   Violin
Quinn Wilson   Tuba
Stump Evans   Alto Saxophone
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers   Track Performer
George Mitchell   Cornet

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Brian Bacchus   Executive Producer
Marty Bloom   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Boyd Senter   Composer
Amy Wenzler   Cover Design
Walter Melrose   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Charlie Rider   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Lawrence Gushee   Liner Notes
Anita Gonzales   Composer

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