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Jason Moran Modernizes Fats Waller, With Uneven Results

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Jason Moran Modernizes Fats Waller, With Uneven Results

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Jason Moran Modernizes Fats Waller, With Uneven Results

Jason Moran Modernizes Fats Waller, With Uneven Results

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Jazz pianist Jason Moran's new album All Rise began in 2011, when he staged a dance-party salute to pianist Fats Waller in Harlem, featuring singer Meshell Ndegeocello. Now that party has become a touring project, and a new album. Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead admits to mixed feelings.