Billy Taylor in District of Columbia - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 177:

Then Fats Waller played a solo concert at the Lincoln. I'd never heard anything like that. It just wiped me out. The sign outside said "Thomas Waller, piano." Thomas Waller? Piano—okay, I figured I'd check it out. It never occurred to me that this was Fats. Then I heard that first note and yeah! I spent the whole day there, listening to him, and it was one of the great experiences of my life.

cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 177. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: District of Columbia


Billy Taylor
Broadcaster, Composer, Pianist, Teacher

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Fats Waller

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 16:04:12 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:53:50 +0100