Jelly Roll Morton
Street shot taken in Harlem, New York, summer of 1939
The central part of this photograph was first published in Jazz: A History of the New York Scene (1962), by Samuel Charters & Len Kunstadt, page 233. 
The person in the background, directly behind Morton, may be Theodore “Wingie” Carpenter, a trumpeter and bandleader from St. Louis, Missouri, who was active in New York.
The photograph was taken by the New Orleans banjo and guitar player Danny Barker. He was a member of the bands of Benny Carter and Cab Calloway at the time of the photograph.
Shown in Mr. Jelly Lord (1980) by Laurie Wright, page 215. A cut-out is shown in Oh, Mister Jelly (1999) edited by William Russell, page 43.
courtesy of Ate van Delden
© 2004 Ate van Delden Collection