It is with great pride that we announce that our Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax box set, released on Rounder Records, won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album, naming Jeffrey Greenberg and Anna Lomax Wood (compilation producers) and Steve Rosenthal and Adam Ayan (mastering engineers). It also won in the category of Best Liner Notes for the essay written by John Szwed. This comes after the most devastating year in the history of Jelly Roll Morton’s hometown of New Orleans. Morton’s opus as recorded by Alan Lomax is a monument to the brilliance and vitality of the culture of that most unique of American cities.
Originally posted: February 7, 2006