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Martin Taylor – Stands Out Of The Crowd

In 1998 about 30 of jazz’s premier guitarists gathered together to pay tribute to jazz legend Herb Ellis. Throughout the evening guitarists stepped out accompanied by either another guitarist, or as part of a trio to play one or two tunes. Everyone playing that night was an excellent player, not a clunker in the bunch, Read More …

Fats Waller – Born to Entertain

FATS WROTE AT LEAST 700 SONGS AND COULD MAKE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING SOUND GOOD! Thomas Waller had a ravenous appetite and so the name ‘Fats’ was given him and it forever stuck. Fats loved the jazz music that was being created all around him and he learned the tunes by watching how piano rolls affected Read More …