Music: How Tom Is Doin'

Radio listeners who tuned in the Blue Network's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street last Sunday night heard a mammoth left hand beating out the solidest bass in U.S. pianism, a right hand doing fine and jubilant things. The hands were those of the great Thomas Wright ("Fats") Waller, short-time student of Leopold Godowsky and lifelong admirer of James P. Johnson, the great professor of Jamaica, L.I. Even a tyro in such matters might easily guess what experts have known for years: that Fats Waller is the payoff in the classic American...

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