All Rise: Jason Moran’s New Fats Waller Tribute & Reinvention
Pianist-composer-conceptualist Jason Moran is consistently full of surprises as were his mentors Jaki Byard and Andrew Hill. His newest album “All Rise” is a tribute to and reinvention of the music of Fats Waller. It’s at once reverential and forward-thinking. It began as a theatre piece with dancers, but the audio-only format doesn’t detract from its impact.