Jelly's Last Jam [1992 Original Cast]

Jelly's Last Jam [1992 Original Cast]

by Gregory Hines

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Overview

The good news is that Gregory Hines, playing the part of Jelly Roll Morton in this successful Broadway musical, creates a full-bodied character and performs it with conviction and gusto. His Jelly is proud, impressive, and ultimately tragic. The bad news is that he is also fictional: Writer-director George C. Wolfe has distorted Jelly Roll Morton's true story to tell a fable about African-American assimilation and the evolution of jazz. Unfortunately, Luther Henderson's musical adaptation does to Morton's music what Wolfe does to his life, and the result will be frowned upon by jazz fans, even though it conforms to Broadway conventions.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/1994
Label: Decca Broadway
UPC: 0731451084621
catalogNumber: 510846

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gregory Hines   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Bill Easley   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Steve Bargonetti   Banjo,Harmonica
Britt Woodman   Trombone,Tenor (Vocal)
George Barrow   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Ben Brown   Bass
Stanton Davis   Trumpet
Brian Grice   Drums
Virgil Jones   Trumpet
Mike Migliore   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Leonard Oxley   Piano
Byron Stripling   Trumpet
Linda Twine   Conductor
Daryl Waters   Piano,Conductor
Dennis Wilson   Trombone
Ann Duquesnay   Track Performer
Savion Glover   Track Performer
Stanley Wayne Mathis   Track Performer
Keith David   Track Performer
Stephanie Pope   Track Performer
Tonya Pinkins   Track Performer
Warren Smith   Percussion
Allison Williams   Track Performer
Joseph Daley   Tuba
Jimmy Cozier   Reeds,Multiple Reeds

Technical Credits

Luther Henderson   Adaptation
Vincent Caro   Engineer
James Nichols   Engineer
Tommy Shepard   Producer
Thomas Z. Shepard   Producer
Joe Lopes   Engineer
Susan Birkenhead   Liner Notes
Wolfgang Kuhl   Illustrations,Cover Design
Ben Rizzi   Engineer

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