Jazz Greats Digital Exhibits - Waller/Basie
June 25, 2005 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Jazz Greats Digital Exhibits
Count Basie
Fats Waller
posted by peacay (5 comments total)
Ooh, very nice! A minor complaint about the music, which when it consists of a half-minute snippet repeated over and over with a bit of silence in between can become annoying. Great music, needless to say.

Anyone who thinks of Basie's piano style as consisting of the occasional well-placed plunk should listen to his recordings with Bennie Moten's band—those rampaging runs on, say, "Prince of Wails" would be the envy of anyone this side of Art Tatum. An amazing musician and bandleader who doesn't, I think, get quite enough respect.
posted by languagehat at 11:37 AM on June 25, 2005

It always blows me away seeing the common handbills in the background of photos back in the day, that so casually lists all these amazing people as if *gasp* they where less then giants. heh.

good link/s

i too found the short music loops annoying, other then that tres bien
posted by edgeways at 12:23 PM on June 25, 2005

Though I posted the Fats link last year on his hundredth birthday, I'm not complaining; Fats is certainly worth more than a single post.

Along with Fats and the Count, the Rutgers Site also features Benny Carter and Mary Lou Williams. Let's give equal time -- they're all worth your interest.
posted by Quinbus Flestrin at 2:38 PM on June 25, 2005

Hat tip Quinbus Flestrin -- when I searched on 'waller' I skimmed looking for 'fats'. But that Rutgers site is a fine one.
posted by peacay at 5:49 PM on June 25, 2005

another excellent post, peacay - thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 10:19 AM on June 26, 2005

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