All Rise A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller’ by Meshell Ndegeocello & Jason Moran is a collaborative album paying tribute to Waller and released on September 16, 2014 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.Put Your Hands On It (Jason Moran) – 00:20 . 2.Ain’T Misbehavin’ (Harry Brooksandy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 03:42 . 3.Yacht Club Swing (Herman Autrey, J.C. Johnson, Fats Waller) – 04:02 . 4.Lulu’S Back In Town (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 02:38 . 5.Two Sleepy People (Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser) – 04:07 . 6.The Joint Is Jumpin’ (J.C. Johnsonandy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 05:10 . 7.Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 03:48 . 8.Ain’T Nobody’S Business (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins) – 04:20 . 9.Fats Elegy (Jason Moran) – 01:46 . 10.Handful Of Keys (The Times They Are A-Changin’) – 02:55 . 11.Jitterbug Waltz (Helium) – 06:13 . 12.Sheik Of Araby/I Found A New Baby (John Scofield) – 05:00
Musicians : Jason Moran – Fender Rhodes, Piano, Wurlitzer . Meshell Ndegeocello – Vocals . Lisa Harris – Vocals . Charles Haynes – Drums, Vocals . Stephen Lehman – Saxophone . Tarus Mateen – Bass . Josh Roseman – Trombone . Leron Thomas – Trumpet, Vocals . Nasheet Waits – Drums
Production : Produced By Meshell Ndegeocello, Don Was . Bob Power – Engineer, Mixing . Rick Kwan – Engineer . Pete Min – Mastering . Andy Taub – Engineer
Package : Hayden Miller – Art Direction
Released On September 16, 2014 By Blue Note.
On it, he’s taken some of Waller’s biggest crowd-pleasers and reworked them to reveal just how timeless these songs are. Moran was originally commissioned by the Harlem Stage to perform a concert of Waller’s music — but at that same time, he says, his wife was prodding him to try something new. […]
Jason Moran/Meshell Ndegeocello’s All Rise: A Joyful Elegy review – gripping tribute to Fats WallerAin’t Nobody’s Business is a pure, privately intoned incantation; and the usually frantic Jitterbug Waltz is dreamy and slow. Some Waller devotees will recoil, but this is a respectful tribute from a remarkable modern-music mind. […]
Good music is always relevant, regardless of the time in which it is being listened. What Jason Moran has done is made the music accessible. This album brings back to life music from a completely different era and it does so using one of the oldest tricks in the jazz bag—making people dance. […]