B1569. SAMUEL CHARTERS. Jelly Roll Morton’s Last Night at the Jungle Inn – An Imaginary Memoir. [Best known as a historian of the blues, Charters was also a musician, photographer, and poet]. New York, Marion Boyars, 1984. 153pp. Photos; DJ. - 0-7145-2805-6
“An imaginary memoir by Samuel Charters in which Charters tells the story he thought Morton might have told him, had he ever been able to meet Morton at the Jungle Inn. Charters, an eminent historian of jazz and blues, is able to weave fact and fiction quite seamlessly, bringing a single character to full, vibrant life. Funny and moving."
- THE NEW YORKER
"Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer. Widely recognized as a pivotal figure in early jazz, Morton is perhaps most notable as jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential spirit and characteristics when notated. His composition ‘Jelly Roll Blues’ was the first published jazz composition, in 1915.”
- Zillah Dorset Akron