Tales from the far Side 24.08.2017 The Spirit of Fats Waller

On this edition I feature the music and legacy of Fats Waller, hugely popular in his lifetime as one of the greatest stride pianists, singer, entertainer and composer of some 400 songs, his work unfortunately very often neglected after his death but thankfully now reinterpreted by a new generation of Jazz musicians, people like Jason Moran or Mark Lewandowski both featured together with the man himself and a couple of surprises thrown in for good measure.

TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE is live on air on CRC102.9fm and on www.crcfm.ie every Thursday 8-9 pm with a repeat on Saturday 9-10 pm. And there is a podcast of the show available on the web site all through the week. The show has established itself over the years with a small but devoted listenership (even beyond Jazz-fans) and since the introduction on internet the listenership extended nationally and internationally.

Werner Lewon
Author: Werner Lewon
Werner Lewon has been presenting Tales from the Far Side for over15 years. It is one of the longest running Jazz-Shows in Ireland, certainly one of the very few from the West. “I am just an ordinary listener and punter who fell in love with jazz somewhere along the way and I love to introduce others to this magic. A day without Jazz is boring!
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