Ferdinand "Jelly Roll"
"London Blues" 
Holograph score, in ink.
Copyright Deposit (153.5)
Composer, arranger, and pianist Jelly Roll Morton's music represents
a synthesis of African-American musical idioms, Hispanic-Caribbean
music, and white popular song, all accessible to the young Morton
in his native New Orleans. He began his career as a pianist in the
Gulf Coast states, eventually traveling to New York before settling
first in Los Angeles and later in Chicago-by then the new center of
jazz activity-in 1922. "London Blues" dates from his six-year
sojourn in Chicago.