The biography of Fats Waller by Claude Carrière and Christian Bonnet , illustrated by Serge Dutfoy and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
The greatest showman in the history of jazz was also one of the geniuses of the piano . In the great “strid” style of Harlem, he transcended a repertoire that ranged from the most banal refrain to his numerous and superb compositions. And his burlesque vocals won the support of all audiences. Fats Waller was also an organ pioneer. In all areas, he had, without revolution, a determining influence on the course of jazz and its musicians.