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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August 1, 1: The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’.

Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky fata. We want to identify essential recordings of jazz, but that doesn’t often allow us to feature contemporary artists. Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully. Jazz Latin New Age.

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

Even more than his piano it was Thomas Waller ‘s voice that made him into a nationally famous recording artist by the middle of the s. What you have here then is Waller at his very best. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. How Can You Face Me. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. 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.


Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Sexy Trippy All Moods. As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Well that’s two-fisted piano playing at its finest as befits a tribute to the great Fats Waller. Full disclosure department here: I had a hand in writing that musical.

Harlem Fuss Fats Waller. And like Fats Waller, Hank Jones shows you how hard one man can swing.

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

Recording Date October 21, – June 24, You’ve Been Taking Lessons in Love. The Music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. The Minor Drag Fats Waller. Nearly half of the sides included here date from before The inclusion of a piano duet with Benny Payne comes as a surprise, as previous compilers have often seemed to resent the presence of a second pianist, but indeed there is something exciting about hearing Cab Calloway ‘s piano man interacting with Fats.

And like Fats Waller, he uses all of the instrument — technically and in its expressive range. 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 A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of I Wish I Were Twins.


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. 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.

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

Believe It, Beloved J. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. 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 Music hadful Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’ 3: Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton. This is a first-rate solo piano CD that’s pretty recent — recorded in