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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Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. And like Fats Waller, Hank Jones shows you how hard one man can swing. The Music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully.

Hank Jones: ‘A Handful of Keys: The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’

For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again. All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ know-how piano solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything.

Hopefully it will inspire some folks to go out and pursue the rest of his recordings, even if they have to purchase them from the French or the Dutch or the Swedes. The Minor Drag Fats Waller. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Release Date September 2, Well that’s two-fisted piano playing at its finest fqts befits a tribute to the great Fats Waller.


A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

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.

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. 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 Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

Nearly half of the sides included here date from before 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’. But in this case, we can do both.

This is a first-rate solo piano CD that’s pretty recent — recorded in It’s hard to think of a great musician he hasn’t played with. I Wish I Were Twins. We want to identify essential recordings of jazz, but that doesn’t often allow us to feature contemporary artists. Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. To use a dreadful adjective, it’s fully “pianistic,” as is the work of all the greatest jazz piano masters: Believe It, Beloved J. Streams Videos All Posts.


Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. And like Fats Waller, he uses all of the instrument — technically and ffats its expressive range.

A Handful of Keys: – Fats Waller | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid. What you have here then is Waller at his very best. 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 Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects. Somebody Stole My Gal. Full disclosure department here:

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