Complete Morton #39 – Cannon Ball Blues / Little Lawrence

Brief blog post this week as David and I are on tour with the Dime Notes in Ukraine!  We kick off with the return of David’s 1924 bass clarinet for another of Morton’s blues tunes from the 1926 Red Hot Peppers sessions, “Cannon Ball Blues.”  It’s a nice multi-key blues with some great double-time sections.

Secondly is “Little Lawrence,” a tune rather similar to “Sweet Peter” (which itself foreshadowed the great standard “All of Me”).  It has a really nice and unexpected verse too!

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