Wednesday, April 21, 2010

for ferdinand "jellyroll" morton (19)

for ferdinand “jellyroll” morton
(1885 –1941)
a kwansaba
said u invented jazz in ‘02
& being the best of the big
easy brothel players, spread yr shout, rag
& boogie north to thumb yr solos
at young james pee & "not yet
the lion" smith, bass walked them thru
major & minor sixths & into history

© Joseph McNair; 2010

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