Bob Wilber/Glenn Zottola – Jelly Roll Morton “Black Bottom Stomp”

In the 80s I did a “history of jazz” tour for the Smithsonian with Bob Wilber. I had to play every trumpet style from Louis Armstrong through Dizzy Gillespie very demanding. We were on the same touring circuit as Vladimir Horawitz and some of the audience’s never really heard jazz before. It was a huge success and this was one of the beginning pieces of the program from the 20s by the great Jelly Roll Morton. I am proud that my jazz experience covers such a wide scope of jazz the entire “golden age of jazz” from Louis Armstrong through Charlie Parker and slightly beyond with Clifford and Miles. This piece is by the great Jelly Roll Morton and is called “Black Bottom Stomp.

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