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MAX KEENLYSIDE

PIANIST  and  COMPOSER

MAPLE LEAF RAG
(New Orleans Style)

Here is my transcription of Jelly Roll Morton's famous improvisation on Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag", which was fortuitously recorded in 1938 at the Library of Congress.


While not an easy thing to play, this transcription shows that Morton's style fits well under the hands.   I chose not to edit out any mis-played notes on the recording, instead leaving them to be interpreted as the pianist chooses.