Thomas “Fats” Waller is by far the one person who’s swagger has had the biggest influence on me. His incredible piano playing has yet to equeled and his persona on the many great recordings he did is larger than life.

I got introduced to his music through an old VHS recording my grand did of a broadway play that was broadcasted on NBC in 1982 called “Ain’t Misbehavin'”.

I recently rediscovered it on youtube so here, for your viewing pleasure, the original broadway cast perfoming the magnificient “Ain’t Misbehavin'”.