Paul Asaro’s ebullient stride-piano technique vividly
evokes an earlier era. You don’t encounter pre-bebop jazz
of this quality and commitment very often anymore.”
– Howard Reich of Chicago Tribune
“Sweet Jazz Music”, the newest release from Paul Asaro and the Fat Babies, receives a glowing review from Malcolm Shaw on “Vintage Jazz Mart”. Shaw calls the album “forty-eight minutes of delight” and notes that Asaro has “a band of superb musicians, led by a piano player who has Morton down pat.” Head to the bottom of this page for Shaw’s full review.
Paul Asaro and The Fat Babies’ newest release for Rivermont Records has arrived! Head on over to Rivermont Records to get your copy now!
The Fat Babies’ newest release for Delmark Records has arrived with an official release party being held at the Green Mill in Chicago on November 12th. Head on over to www.thefatbabies.com to get your copy now!
Finally! For those who have wanted to hear more of Paul’s solo piano playing and singing, “Untitled” nightclub and lounge located at 111 W. Kinzie St. in Chicago will be featuring him in the Whiskey Library on selected Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8PM. The first date will be Tuesday, September 10th so mark it down and check Paul’s website for future dates. Stop by for some Stride Piano and a fine beverage! More info on “Untitled” can be found at: http://untitledchicago.com/calendar/
Longtime jazz critic for the Chicago Tribune, Howard Reich, gives rave reviews to the Fat Babies in his latest article.
“Paul Asaro’s ebullient stride-piano technique vividly evokes an earlier era.”
He concludes, “You don’t encounter pre-bebop jazz of this quality and commitment very often anymore. Thanks to the Fat Babies, trad jazz still plays hard in Chicago, the town that imported this music from New Orleans and nurtured it, perfected it and sent it around the world.”
“Chicago Hot” Paul Asaro and The Fat Babies along with the talented singers and dancers of “Ballyhoo” present an evening of hot swinging jazz, singing, and dancing in the style of 1920s and 1930s nightclubs. This is one of the rare opportunities to see the full Fat Babies and Ballyhoo ensemble together onstage so don’t miss out! The newly renovated Skokie Theater is located at 7924 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie and features ample free parking, wine, beer, and snacks. Tickets are available online for only $10. Hope to see you there!
Paul Asaro and The Fat Babies new Rivermont Records release “What A Heavenly Dream – The Fats Waller Rhythm Project” receives a fine review in Michael Steinman’s “Jazz Lives” blog.
The Fat Babies’ Delmark Records release has been named one of the best jazz albums of 2012 by the Chicago Tribune!