Best Fats Waller organ tribute ever!
Terje Biringvad | Oslo, Norway | 02/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even if Fats Waller had been associated with the Hammond organ jazz (he prefered pipe-organs), this hommage to Fats is only connected to the melodies. With Quentin Warren on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums, this is a hell of a tribute to Waller - mellow laidback and uptempo tunes with various JOS organ registrations using single lines and block chords playing. The Reid Miles coverart is of high Blue Note quality (like many Blue Note albums)and this LP like Japanese Blue Note CD outing is a jewel in the JOS discography (and priced in that category also). When can Blue Note understand that there's a huge JOS reissue market outside of Japan? Be aware that Applause records published this music on CD years ago with no coverart from Blue Note...if you should by this CD on Ebay."