The Complete Morton Project

A new perspective on one of America’s most important musical figures of the 20th century by Andrew Oliver and David Horniblow

Andrew Oliver and David Horniblow spent 2018 recording all of Jelly Roll Morton’s compositions, and each week posted two new tunes to this Youtube channel. Jelly Roll Morton was a jazz piano pioneer from New Orleans, and is regarded as the first great composer in the field of Jazz. Jelly Roll Morton was born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe and lived from October 20, 1890 to July 10, 1941

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PERSONNEL

ANDREW OLIVER – Piano
DAVID HORNIBLOW – Clarinet, Bass Saxophone, Bass Clarinet


PRESS

Everything is phenomenally well played, with a freshness that dispels any suspicion of solemn archaism.
DAVE GELLY – JAZZ JOURNAL
Andrew Oliver is almost punk-rock in his attitude about Traditional Jazz and bringing back its visceral nature
MATT FLEEGER, DIRECTOR – KMHD JAZZ RADIO. USA
A terrific Clarinettist! From one player to another
ACKER BILK. UK
Andrew Oliver is the quintessential musician’s musician
EVAN CHRISTOPHER. USA
Horniblow’s playing is nimble, incisive and assured
HUGH RAINEY – JAZZ JOURNAL. UK
this man blows a real mean horn with virtuosity, passion, and taste, a formidable and rare combination
JEFF BARNHART
a top young player… Takes it all in his stride
KENNY BALL. UKN
It’s easy to assume that Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet et al can’t speak to a younger generation, but the pianist Andrew Oliver’s quartet lays that notion to rest
CLIVE DAVIS – THE SUNDAY TIMES. UK

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