New Orleans Rhythm Kings (With Jelly Roll Morton) - Gennett 5221 (1923)

Here we have an early (the first?) pairing of black and white jazz musicians on record. According to sources, no one is certain if these Gennett sessions were planned or impromptu.

Either way, doesn't matter...just lucky it happened.

Paul Mares c / George Brunies tb / Leon Roppolo cl / Jack Pettis Cm / Glenn Scoville as, ts / Don Murray cl, ts / Jelly Roll Morton (London), Kyle Pierce (Mad) p / Bob Gillette bj / Chink Martin bb / Ben Pollack d.

Recorded in Richmond, IN on July 18, 1923.

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