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This page was last edited on 29 Augustat See also [ edit ] Jazz portal. Other big bands also recorded the tune, as did more traditional jazz groups.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It also provided the foundation, in its memorable riffs, for many other hits. In his book, Mister Jelly Roll: Morton was poised to regain the fame that he had had in the lorter when he and his band, The Red Hot Peppers, were taking New Orleans-based ensemble jazz to a national audience.

“King Porter Stomp” and the Jazz Tradition

But in July,before he was able to recapture that stommp, Jelly Roll Morton passed away from a combination of asthma and heart failure. And then a lot of musicians did try to discredit him because he, you know, bragged so much about his playing and about his having dtomp jazz and how everyone was stealing his music.


And, of course, your background would always be with perfect harmony with what is known today as riffs, meaning figures, musically speaking as figures. He was encouraged by the impact of the Library of Congress sessions and by the fact that traditional jazz was undergoing a revival. Morton first recorded the number portdr as a piano solo, but did not file a copyright on the tune until Jelly Roll,” is now a classic in oral history.

That year, Morton recorded a duet version with Joe “King” Oliver on cornet. It was released July 31 as Victorand became a sizeable hit and a standard of the Big Band era. Goodman’s recording featured the well known trumpeter of the day Bunny Berigan.

Morton began his now kinh narrative talking about his French Creole ancestors. But by the pkrter ’30s, Morton was passe, or even unknown, to many of the big bands and their new young audiences. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. October 16, He sported a diamond in his toothy smile and had the smirking improvisatory wit of a master raconteur.

The city’s wide range of cultural influences are all there in this composition–African, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and American, simmerings of blues, ragtime, classical, parlor and marching band music.

King Porter Stomp

My great grandfather’s name was Emile Peche. Sonny Burke Sid Robin. According to Jelly Roll Morton, the tune was composed in And my grandmother was Meme Peche.

Chart information used by permission from Joel Whitburn’s Pop Memories Others put the year at and as late as And as long as I can remember those folks, they never was able to speak a word in American or English.


This article about a jazz standard or composition written in the s is a stub. King Porter Stomp By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All kinds of interpretations have been recorded over the decades: Comment Policy Your comments are welcome, including why you like this tune, any musical challenges it presents, or additional background information.

Morton titled the song in honor of an admirer of his music, a piano-playing gentleman from Florida named Porter King. Unfortunately, when he had needed money, Morton had sold the publishing rights to many of his works, including “King Porter Stomp.

Jelly Roll Morton Reporter: And most jazz historians would agree.

King Porter Stomp – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: And that’s what “King Porter Stomp” does so very well. Morton’s life was a topsy-turvy affair of recognition and obscurity, riches and poverty, first-class travel and freight hopping that took him to nearly every major city with a vibrant club life.

But it was Fletcher Henderson’s version that put it indelibly on the map.