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Jelly Roll Morton's Last Night at the Jungle Inn

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In a fictionalized memoir, Jelly Roll Morton, the great jazz piano player and composer, describes his life and career as a performer.

Published: Oct 17, 2000

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Funny and moving
The New Yorker

Charters really takes you to the Jungle Inn, and it's worth the visit.

Warm, sympathetic and disarmingly realistic, he [Charters] skilfully draws the line between fact and fiction.
Offbeat Jazz

Charters weaves fact and fiction quite seamlessly, bringing a single character to full, vibrant life.
Washington Times