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PAUL ASARO AND THE FAT BABIES
What a Heavenly Dream: The Fats Waller Rhythm Project
Rivermont BSW-2222 (Audio CD)
Rivermont BLV-2222 (Vinyl LP + CD combo)

In this highly-anticipated release, Paul Asaro and The Fat Babies pay homage to the recordings of "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm. Asaro, already well known to jazz aficionados for his long association with Leon Redbone, takes center stage here with piano and vocals that recall the humor, wit, and sublime pianistic talents of Waller without ever resorting to slavish imitation. With him are The Fat Babies, favorites on the Chicago jazz scene, who fully capture the spontaneous excitement of the original Waller recordings with a fresh twist. In addition to Asaro at the piano, the band includes Andy Schumm, cornet; John Otto, clarinet; Jake Sanders, guitar; Beau Sample, bass; and Alex Hall, drums. CD includes a 12-page illustrated booklet with liner notes by Paul Asaro. 54 minutes.

NOTE: This recording is available both as standard audio CD and also as an audiophile-grade vinyl LP limited to 500 copies (in your choice of crystal clear or standard black vinyl). BONUS: Each LP includes a complimentary CD copy of the entire album. Enjoy the album on vinyl and CD for the same price as the CD alone.
US $16.00
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US $16.00
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Click on the buttons to hear full-quality audio samples of selected tracks.

1. Truckin'
2. You're My Dish
3. Abdullah
4.Got No Time
5. Baby Brown
6. Your Feet's Too Big
7. Lonesome Me
8.I Wish I Were Twins
9.Sweet and Slow
10. I'll Dance at Your Wedding
11.Blue, Turning Grey Over You
12. Don't Let It Bother You
13. Winter Weather
14. Ain'tcha Got Music?
Credits:
Recording engineer: Mark Rubel / Mastering: Alex Hall / Liner notes: Paul Asaro / Cover art: Joe Busam / Photography: Tim Hallstrom