This Will Make You Feel Better

Fats Waller

Does the gloomy weather have you depressed? Can't face having to shovel another foot of snow? Still paying off your Christmas credit card binge? Here's a perfect remedy: Fats Waller in 1934 with Gene Sedric, tenor saxophone; Herman Autrey, trumpet; Harry Dial, drums; Billy Taylor, Sr., bass. I’ve always been impressed with Autrey’s ability to insert lovely little obligato licks among phrases of Waller’s vocal. Sedric, "Honey Bear" to his friends, was a marvel of warm playing. See? You … [Read more...]