Ed Kirkeby in New York City - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 262-263:

Yes, Fats was a volcano all right, alone in his class. That alternating strength and delicacy in his playing, his tongue-in-cheek singing, and his ebullient songs like "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Honeysuckle Rose", and "Keeping Out of Mischief" leave one with the feeling that he thought life was rather a good joke and not to be taken too seriously.

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 262-263. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435495601213 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Ed Kirkeby
manager, salesman, vocalist, Bandleader
1891-1978

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Fats Waller

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:46:41 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:22:00 +0100