James P. Johnson
Carolina Shout [ASV/Living Era]
Snowy Morning Blues
Lara Downes

Jazz » New Orleans/Classic Jazz » Ragtime

Although lacking the improvisation or the blues feeling inherent in jazz, Ragtime was a strong influence on the earlier forms of jazz. At its prime from 1899-1915, ragtime is best known as totally written out piano music, though it was also performed by orchestras. Its syncopations and structure (blending together aspects of classical music and marches) hinted strongly at jazz, and many of its melodies (most notably "Maple Leaf Rag") would be played in later years by jazz musicians in a Dixieland context.

Ragtime Artists Highlights

James P. Johnson
James P. Johnson
Lara Downes
Lara Downes
Dick Hyman
Dick Hyman
Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Morton
Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin
Joshua Rifkin
Joshua Rifkin

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Ragtime Album Highlights

Carolina Shout [ASV/Living Era]
James P. Johnson
Carolina Shout [ASV/Living ...
Snowy Morning Blues
James P. Johnson
Snowy Morning Blues
Harlem Stride Piano
James P. Johnson
Harlem Stride Piano
The Original Mr. Jelly Lord
Jelly Roll Morton
The Original Mr. Jelly Lord
King of Stride Piano 1918-1944
James P. Johnson
King of Stride Piano ...
1930-1939
Jelly Roll Morton
1930-1939

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Ragtime Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Carolina Shout Eddie Dougherty / James P. Johnson
You've Got to Be Modernistic James P. Johnson
Doctor Jazz Jelly Roll Morton
Keep Off the Grass James P. Johnson
Entertainer Scott Joplin
High Society Jelly Roll Morton
At the Ball
James P. Johnson

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