Jazz Views - December 2005
Morton and here we have no less than six if we count
‘Tiger Rag’ which it gives here as by Morton.
The classic side is represented by two compositions by Debussy and two by
Alexander Scriabin, one of which is ‘The Funeral March’. Music for all
occasions? He also plays Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ which comes in at over
nine minutes and I am sure the composer would have approved this version.
Novelty ragtime is represented by Zez Confrey’s ‘Kitten on the Keys’ and Tin Pan
Alley by ‘Darktown Strutters Ball’, ‘Sheik of Araby’ and ‘My Blue Heaven’. There
is also Duke Ellington’s ’Sophisticated Lady’ and s