Thursday, 30 May 2013

T-46 B is for...

My latest request is for music by Fats Waller. I hadn't realised that Waller was a classically trained organist and often played Bach to small groups. He was also the first person to record jazz on a full-sized church organ. His compositions included "Ain't Misbehaving" and "Honeysuckle Rose". Here is a clip of Waller playing "Sugar" in 1927 and here is arguably his best-known composition, "Ain't Misbehavin'"

B is for Bach, of course, and I shall be featuring some of the master's greatest works. Other composers I may feature this hour include Beethoven, Brahms, Barber, Bernstein, Britten, Bridge & Buxtehude.

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