of Scott Joplin (–) S Limbert/Flickr/Attribution-NoDerivs Generic. of Buddy Bolden (–). of King Oliver (–). of Nick LaRocca (–). of Jelly Roll Morton (–). of Sidney Bechet (–). of Louis Armstrong (–). Various – The Early Jazz Greats. Label: Jazztone (2) – J Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono. Country. One of the first successful women in jazz, Mary Lou Williams was playing with Duke Ellington by the time she was 13 years old and went on to. Many of these artists created the early foundations for much of the music we have enjoyed and praised over the last century. Outside the realm of the Jazz.