Gene Sedric - between early 20th Century and the 1940's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 264-265:

Fats Waller was sometimes very unhappy about his music. You see, he was appreciated for his showmanship ability and for that amount of piano that he played on his records, but very few of Waller's record fans knew how much more he could play than what he usually did on records. He didn't try to prove anything by his singing. It was a matter of fun with him. But I deeply believe that in his later years, his novelty singing and his showmanship in general overshadowed his playing… Yes, he wanted to do great things on organ and piano--which he could do. There were many times when we played …   more >>
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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. 264-265. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435497000329 accessed: 23 September, 2021

Listeners

Gene Sedric
jazz tenor saxophonist, Clarinetist
1907-1963

Listening to

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piano and organ music
written by Fats Waller
performed by Fats Waller

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 20th Century and the 1940's
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:10:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:23:51 +0100