March 4, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.
You have probably heard the Waltz in D-Flat major by Frédéric Chopin a/k/a the Minute Waltz because you can play it in 60 seconds. Well, here is Fred Hersch with a Minute Waller, as in Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943), the composer of "Crazy 'Bout My Baby." In 60 seconds.
Our solo Hersch comes from the Village Vanguard as heard on JazzSet in 2006. This weekend, Fred is playing at the Jazz Standard in New York.
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