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How to play Stride piano
Harlem, New-York in the 30's ...
Believe it Beloved (1935)
Picture this ! Fats Waller, whether alone at the piano or accompanied
by his orchestra, pounding out his ditties with his inevitable touch of clownish
wit, stops, pours himself a shot or two of gin and cracks a joke while eyeing at
the waitress hips ...
Fats Waller left a remarkable stamp on the history of jazz but also, in the hearts of
scores of admirers. More than seventy years after he left this earth, his style, joie
de vivre and exuberance continues to pull us away from our worries et remind us that good humour is still powerful medicine.
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