Fats Waller

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United States jazz musician (1904-1943)

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Moran says he was "shocked and so elated'' when his ninth Blue Note album, "All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller,'' was nominated for best jazz instrumental album, putting him in the same company with pianists Chick Corea and Fred Hersch, among others.
Morris of Dallas a large collection of historic sound recordings in various formats and equipment, consisting of 5,500 piano rolls (including such well-known composers as George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Sergey Rachmaninoff, Camille Saint-Saens, Pietro Mascagni, and Leopold Godowsky, among many others, playing their own works), a large number of wax cylinders, Edison discs, and 78-rpm recordings, in addition to more recent formats.
The international violinst and his band celebrate the music of Bach and Fats Waller.
com MONDAY Nigel Kennedy presents Bach plus Fats Waller Kennedy performs Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, followed by his own arrangements of the music of jazz pianist Fats Waller.
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The evening finishes with a trip up Tin Pan Alley for arrangements of songs by the likes of Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael.
The mainly cover versions album is named after a line from the opening track, which is the Fats Waller song 'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter'.
Jazz ivory-tickler Fats Waller lived large and played hard.
Guests nibbled on the by-the-bite buffet, bid on a few select auction items, and, most importantly, got previews of the upcoming season's shows from cast members performing hits from Fats Waller, Marvin Gaye, Cab Calloway and Five Guys Named Moe.
Swing Cafe is a children's picturebook with a heavy jazz appreciation theme, accompanied by a music CD filled with classic recordings from great jazz artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Fats Waller.
and Murray Horwitz's 1978 revue is meant to evoke places like Harlem's Cotton Club in the 1920s and '30s with a string of songs written by or associated with jazz great, entertainer and composer Fats Waller.
The art of Forster and Picasso, to Welty, offered political vision and wisdom, and so too did the recordings and performances of another sort of artist, the popular African American musician Fats Waller.
Anything Goes is less a biography of an era than a collection of snapshots: of a terrified Fats Waller kidnapped at gunpoint outside Chicago and forced to perform for 72 unbroken hours at a birthday party for Al Capone; of Capone himself serving homemade spaghetti to a group of reporters in his kitchen to persuade them that he was quitting crime, greeting them at the door clad in a pink apron and fuzzy slippers; of Charles Lindbergh alone in The Spirit of St Louis as it glided over the Atlantic, giddy from three days without sleep but entranced by the beauty of the night sky.
American Idol" 2003 star Ruben Studdard leads a cast that performs this musical revue, which is built around the songs of early 20th century jazzman Fats Waller.