On the basis of artistic and commercial success of "Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy" gathered the producer George Avakian again the All Stars in the studio for a second session include compositions by Fats Waller. Also, this album is breathtaking, the All Stars are in top form and play the greatest pieces of a single composer. The singer Velma Middleton, often underestimated, is particularly captivating.
Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate's band and four years later at the New York revue "Connie's Hot Chocolates". But Waller made such a lasting impression on Satchmo that this 1955 tribute album "Satch Plays Fats: The Music of Fats Waller" recorded when such ideas were still new. Satchmo's interpretation of the music Fats Waller is second to none and would have made the corpulent King of Piano proud. Armstrong remains in the style of Waller, including the humor and the wit with one, the Satchmo weaves in the texts.
selecting tracks, the recording quality is very good with soft sound, spotless, there are some of Fats Waller's greatest hits.
Are she a fan of Louis Armstrong - buy this album! Are you a fan of Fats Waller - buy this album! Love with a touch of swing, then this record is right for you jazz - you will not be disappointed!