Fats Waller and His Rhythm – A Handful Of Keys – Music. Handful Of Keys Lyrics: I like to tinkle on an old piana / I like to play it in a subtle mannah / I get a lot of pleasure / With a spano’ keys / Underneath my finger tips. The song Handful of Keys was written by Fats Waller and was first recorded and released by Thomas Waller in It was covered by Anthony Wonsey, Henry.
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Streams Videos All Posts. Even more than his piano it was Thomas Waller ‘s voice that made him into handtul nationally famous recording artist by the middle of the s.
The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’ 3: For the purposes of this CD, three will do, but there’s plenty more piano solos where these came from, and one can never have enough. Fqts Shoals Blues Fats Waller.
This allows the listener to follow the growth of young Thomas Waller and to arrive at a greater appreciation of his impact upon the world. Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. How Can You Face Me. And like Fats Waller, hajdful uses all of the instrument — technically and in its expressive range.
A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’. It’s hard to think of a great musician he hasn’t played with. A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of Introspection Late Night Hanvful.
You’ve Been Taking Lessons in Love. This is a first-rate solo piano CD that’s pretty recent — recorded in On the contrary, Waller ‘s recording of “Night Wind” is among the loveliest of his organ performances, and he trundled the instrument out on a regular basis throughout his career, particularly during the year Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Only three of the piano solos krys included, but they illustrate perfectly why all of Waller ‘s piano solos need to be made available and kept in circulation for the rest of time, possibly protected by an act of Congress or a United Nations resolution. The Minor Drag Fats Waller.
Handful of Keys (album) – Wikipedia
Ever since the deletion of his entire Bluebird catalog, the European labels have been a great source of consolation for disgruntled admirers of this man’s music.
Hank loves Fats Waller, and he spent the better part of two years playing his music every night on Broadway in the musical Ain’t Misbehavin’. Recording Date October 21, – June 24, And even though music is not an all-star game, I think you wouldn’t get much argument, if you said to a jazz musician right now “The greatest living pianist is Hank Jones. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. I Wish I Were Twins.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality. To use a dreadful adjective, it’s fully “pianistic,” as is the work of all the greatest jazz piano masters: Waller was the first jazz organist, and the inclusion of two organ solos makes this disc all the more valuable, even if the liner notes imply that he didn’t record with the organ between the years and Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton.
Well that’s two-fisted piano playing at its finest as befits a tribute to the great Fats Waller. Harlem Fuss Fats Waller.
Jazz Latin New Age. What you have here then is Waller at his very best. Full disclosure department here: And like Fats Waller, Hank Jones shows you how hard one man can swing. Besides his legendary impeccable technique and musicianship, he brings to his playing a warm, engaging musical personality, wonderfully inventive harmonies, melodies and rhythmic ideas, and a terrific sense of fun and wit. The inclusion of a piano duet with Benny Payne comes as a surprise, as previous compilers have ov seemed to resent the presence of fatd second pianist, but indeed there is something exciting about hearing Cab Calloway ‘s piano man interacting with Fats.
August 1, 1: Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects. As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material.
All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ know-how piano solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything. It’s played by Hank Jones, one of the most consistent and excellent jazz pianists of all time. But in this case, we can do both.
Here is Fats cutting a hot piano solo at the age of 19, daring to play such stuff on the pipe organ a few years later, and incorporating both instruments into hot ensembles, resulting in some of the toughest records of the entire decade.