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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The inclusion of a piano duet with Benny Payne comes as a surprise, as previous compilers have often seemed to resent the presence fate a second pianist, but indeed there is something exciting about hearing Cab Calloway ‘s piano man interacting with Fats. And like Fats Waller, Hank Jones shows you how hard one man can swing. Waller was the first jazz organist, and the inclusion of two organ solos makes this disc all the more valuable, even if the waoler notes imply that he didn’t record with the organ between the years and Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

Even more than his piano it was Thomas Waller ‘s voice that made handfu into a nationally famous recording artist by the middle of the s.

Handful of Keys (album)

Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. You’ve Been Taking Lessons handcul Love. Well that’s two-fisted piano playing at its finest as befits a tribute to the great Fats Waller. 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. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.


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Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality. The Minor Drag Fats Waller. I Wish I Were Twins. The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’. All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ know-how hanfdul solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything.

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

The Music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round hndful the album beautifully.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. And like Fats Waller, he uses all of the instrument — technically and in its expressive range.

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As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material. The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’ 3: 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 I had a hand in writing that musical.

It’s played by Hank Jones, one of the most consistent and excellent jazz pianists of all time. Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects.

Song: Handful of Keys written by Fats Waller | SecondHandSongs

August 1, 1: It’s hard to think of a great musician he hasn’t played with. Sexy Trippy All Moods. 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.


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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. For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again. Jazz Latin New Age. 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.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. 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’. Only three of the piano solos are 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.

Believe It, Beloved J. What you have here then is Waller at his very best. But in this case, we can do both. We want to identify essential recordings of jazz, but that doesn’t often allow us to feature contemporary fqts. Full disclosure department here: Nearly half of the sides included here date from before

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