Jelly Roll Morton

1890 - 1941

Jelly Roll Morton

Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (September 20, c. 1890 – July 10, 1941), known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. Morton was jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential characteristics when notated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jelly Roll Morton has received more than 874,415 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 442nd most popular musician.

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  • 30

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  • 3.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Jelly Roll Morton ranks 442 out of 2,258Before him are Al Di Meola, Elmore James, Krystian Zimerman, Eddie Van Halen, Van Cliburn, and John Frusciante. After him are Donovan, Yann Tiersen, Geezer Butler, Phil Rudd, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Géza Anda.

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Among people born in 1890, Jelly Roll Morton ranks 77Before him are Evert Taube, Béla Miklós, Bechara El Khoury, Robert Stroud, Walter Weiß, and Seiichi Itō. After him are Yoshio Nishina, Zeki Velidi Togan, Duke Kahanamoku, Elpidio Quirino, Sarah Aaronsohn, and Louis Delluc. Among people deceased in 1941, Jelly Roll Morton ranks 67Before him are Christian Sinding, Hjalmar Söderberg, Joachim Schepke, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Natalie of Serbia, and Ivan Panfilov. After him are Alexandros Koryzis, Guido Adler, Walter Ruttmann, Amrita Sher-Gil, Arkady Gaidar, and Amy Johnson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jelly Roll Morton ranks 2,254 out of 12,171Before him are James McKeen Cattell (1860), Fredric Jameson (1934), Stockard Channing (1944), Van Cliburn (1934), John Frusciante (1970), and Siri Hustvedt (1955). After him are Gene Wolfe (1931), Dwight F. Davis (1879), Ross Macdonald (1915), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), J. Walter Christie (1865), and Florence Griffith Joyner (1959).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jelly Roll Morton ranks 140Before him are Jason Newsted (1963), Grace Slick (1939), Bud Powell (1924), Al Di Meola (1954), Van Cliburn (1934), and John Frusciante (1970). After him are Joe Pass (1929), Tito Puente (1923), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Bruno Mars (1985), Willie Dixon (1915), and Charlie Haden (1937).