From the Record Shelves #215 - Sweetie PieFrom the Record Shelves #215 – Sweetie Pie – Fats Waller and Mezz Mezzrow seem like a very odd couple to me, but here they are on a session together. This not-so-remarkable tune gives a good picture of the actual swing of the group, something that is often overshadowed by (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #144 - Stompin’ at the SavoyFrom the Record Shelves #144 – Stompin’ at the Savoy. It’s a small group assembled around the genius Art Tatum at the piano. In the rhythm section we find John Collins, guitar, Billy Taylor, bass and Eddie Dougherty on drums. In this session from New York 1941 (…) read more and listenread more and listen