CD of the Month - October 2014

The KCCK Featured CD for October is "All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller" by pianist Jason Moran. The disc is a studio culmination of a project that was born onstage in 2011 as the Fats Waller Dance Party. The acclaimed pianist was commissioned to create a tribute to the Harlem stride master as part of the Harlem Jazz Shrines series. The CD features Moran hosting a changeable cast of musicians that includes a pair of vocalists, his longtime trio The Bandwagon and a funky horn-inflected ensemble. The All Music Guide calls it "a stunning mix of piano jazz with moody, winsome late-night vocals...a marvelous tribute." "All Rise" is on Blue Note Records.

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