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Jelly Roll Morton March 5, 1930

genre: New Orleans
Recording Date: 
1930-03-05
Label Name: 
Victor
Leader(s): 
Jelly Roll Morton
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
bass clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
tuba
Skill/instrument: 
tuba
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Ward Pinkett
Personnel: 
Bubber Miley
Personnel: 
Wilbur de Paris
Personnel: 
Ernie Bullock
Personnel: 
Ernie Bullock
Personnel: 
Jelly Roll Morton
Personnel: 
Bernard Addison
Personnel: 
Bill Benford
Personnel: 
Billy Taylor, Sr.
Personnel: 
Zutty Singleton
Ensemble Size: 
nonet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Victor Studio
Venue Location: 
Victor Studio, 16 West 46th Street, New York, NY
Recording company
Company Name: 
Victor
Parent Company: 
RCA Victor
Session Details: 

Doctor Jazz' website is unsure of whether Bubber Miley actually played, and is unsure as to whether the tuba player was Billy Taylor or Bill Benford. Rust doesn't list Miley, he lists Taylor and tuba, and Cozy Cole at drums. The latter matches what the Victor library says, but Doctor Jazz gives compelling reasons for why it is Zutty Singleton. Rust gives an extensive explanation as to why he supposes the clarinetist to be who he says it is. To summarize, there had always been a mystery, but through his research, it seemed likely it was a session musician from Victor, and based on various factors, that pointed to this guy Ernie Bullock. -JS

Sources: 
http://www.doctorjazz.co.uk/page15.html, Brian Rust "Jazz Records 1897-1942"; victor.ucsb.edu