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A Theatrical "Me-Morial" for Jelly Roll Morton

Actor and playwright Vernel Bagneris and pianist Morten Gunnar Larsen perform selections from their show, "Jelly Roll Morton: A Me-morial," with music written by Morton, and a script taken from Library of Congress tapes of Morton from 1938. The New Yorker calls it, "an experimental study, done within a traditional Broadway-musical framework, of the life and death of a black misanthrope. . . a psychomusical." This concert was first broadcast in 1992.


Other segments from the episode on August 26, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 26, 1994: Interview with Allen Toussaint; Interview with Vernel Baneris and Morten Gunnar Larson; Review of the film "Natural Born Killers."


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