How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz
Author: Jonah WINTER
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Year Reviewed:: 2016
Review: What can raise a young boy out of sadness and maybe even poverty? Music – jazz, specifically. Told in a magical "What if…" style, this quasi-biography weaves the life story of Jelly Roll Morton into his recipe for jazz, a music he promoted to the whole country.