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.
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: 3 October, 2023
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|jazz piano music||performed by Fats Waller|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|