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White and black audiences in all 48 states listened to Fats Waller and his Rhythm (his five sidemen) and loved how he made them smile in hard times.
Once Powerhouse and his band return to the white dance, most of the white audience seem to continue in their view of Powerhouse as monstrous or animalistic, but the song they request is a sweet, hopeful Gershwin tune with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and Buddy DaSilva--"Somebody Loves Me." Welty had originally planned to have Powerhouse sing Fats Waller's "Hold Tight," but censors at the Atlantic Monthly, which first published the story, asked that this be changed.
His nickname was attributed to his short, squatty stature, as well as a tribute to two other pianists -- Fats Waller and New Orleans native Fats Pichon.
This final album, recorded with producer Joe Henry, is a fitting testimony to Allen's ineffable touch on the piano, weaving an alluring tapestry from the compositions of Professor Longhair, Fats Waller and more.
Most of the program consisted of a chronological survey of music, starting with a pair of Renaissance-era hits and moving through Bach to some Beethoven and other Romantic-era fare before branching out into Fats Waller, Sonny Kompanek and Jose Padilla, among others.
Along with three other musicians, he will be paying tribute to Bach and Fats Waller. And while the 18th century German composer and jazz pianist may appear to be worlds apart, there are actually many common strands, which Kennedy will be celebrating.
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.
The maverick violinist is celebrating the work of two men - composer Bach and jazz pianist Fats Waller.
The recording includes his own versions of two pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and arrangements of music made famous by the great jazz pianists and composers Fats Waller and Dave Brubeck.
The concerts, including the performance at Birmingham's Symphony Hall, will see him take on baroque and jazz, combining the music of JS Bach and Fats Waller with the aim of bringing the two diverse musical styles to new audiences.
The decades-long middle stretch includes music by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck and Wayne Shorter.
Fats Waller popped up with Ain't Misbehavin' along with more Gershwin and Jerome Kern's All the Things You are and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, both arranged by Billy Mayerl.