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MAX KEENLYSIDE

PIANIST  and  COMPOSER

THE PEARLS

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This PDF download includes a transcription of Jelly Roll Morton's piano roll of The Pearls! Originally released in 1924 on Vocalstyle hand-played roll 50488, this performance is exciting and unmistakably Morton.


Morton's audio recordings had a time limit, and he usually stuck to around three minutes; on his piano rolls, he worked with unlimited time, and he takes advantage of it with about 5 minutes of improvisations.


My good friend (and musician extraordinaire) Adam Swanson has recorded this rare piano roll on his YouTube page: