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DOWNBEAT LOS ANGELES
AUGUST 1, 1941
BURY JELLY ROLL
MORTON ON COAST
Los Angeles—A solemn, high requiem mass, performed at St. Patrick's Church with the full dignity of the Roman Catholic ritual, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery was the world's parting gesture to Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, who died here at Los Angeles hospital July 10 of heart trouble and asthma.
One -white man was among the approximately one hundred and fifty people who attended the church service and accompanied the funeral procession to the cemetery—Dave Stuart of the Jazz Mam Record Shop.
THE CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT
Notably absent from the funeral of the man who did so much to bring jazz out of the honkey-tonks and dives of New Orleans were two of the most successful Negro bandleaders of the days Duke Ellington, and Jirnrnie Lunceford. Ellington is appearing at the Mayan Theatre here in a stage revue and Lunceford is at the Casa Mariana.
Among those present were the members of what was probably the first Negro jazz band to make phonograph