Gene Sedric in Carnegie Hall - 1943

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

One of Fats Waller's greatest performances publicly occurred at his last concert at Carnegie Hall. It was around 1943, I think. The first part was wonderful. He played organ and piano straight and the audience reaction was wonderful. As for the last half, everybody got kind of half-high and it ended up in a clambake. Fats was really a truly great artist. Only his very personal friends knew how much he could play. He could play all styles from modern on down. What is generally called the Waller style is more or less the style he became known by commercially. He had a much wider range than …   more >>

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. 265. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435497502554 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Carnegie Hall

Listeners

Gene Sedric
jazz tenor saxophonist, Clarinetist
1907-1963

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Fats Waller

Experience Information

Date/Time 1943
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:18:22 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:01:18 +0100