November 14, 2008
Fats Waller Performs Hits From “Ain’t Misbehavin'” to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of Show
QRS Music Technologies, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of pianos, piano-based audio and multimedia products, music and piano accessories, today announced the release of the Ain't Misbehavin' and Other Fats Waller Hits Pianomation(R) CD featuring piano selections played by Fats Waller himself as well as other artists. Fats Waller recorded a number of his performances on the cutting-edge technology of his day - player piano rolls. QRS has an archival library of many of these rolls that they have been able to convert into player piano CDs with full expression.
"Having Fats Waller actually play your piano is a thrill made possible by QRS' rich heritage of combining music with technology," said Tom Dolan, president and chief executive officer. "QRS began recording piano rolls in 1900 and has continuously done so since that time. We are the only remaining manufacturer of piano rolls today and we maintain an extensive library of original recordings. We have made a number of these artists' original performances, such as Fats Waller, George Gershwin and Liberace, available on Pianomation(R) player piano CDs." Original performances by legacy artists is just one of the many features of the QRS Pianomation(R) music library that makes it the most respected and desirable music library for owners of contemporary, computerized player piano entertainment systems.
The release of the CD coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Broadway musical and the tour launch of the show's revival starring "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and former "American Idol" contestant and Rent star Frenchie Davis that kicks off November 14, 2008. The QRS Pianomation CD features eight of the most popular songs from the musical along with other popular Waller hits. Pianomation(R) player system owners can purchase the CD by visiting the QRS website at www.qrsmusic.com or by calling 800-247-6557.
About QRS Music Technologies, Inc.
QRS Music Technologies, Inc. manufactures and distributes pianos and piano accessories, Pianomation(R) musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) systems for acoustic pianos, and compact discs and music rolls for player pianos. QRS is the creator of Pianomation(R), the first MIDI system to combine analog and digital technology to turn any piano into a reproducing player piano. QRS Music was founded in 1900 and is based in Naples, Florida. Additional information about QRS is available at www.qrsmusic.com.
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