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To me, he was the world’s greatest blues player, and I think few people realized that. As he matured, Tatum became more adventurous in abandoning the written melody and expanding his improvisations. Portrait Cd5 – Poor Butterfly. Tstum a good guy to play for any musician, you know.

He introduced a strong, swinging pulse to jazz piano, highlighted with spectacular cadenzas that swept across the entire keyboard.

Interviewing Oscar Peterson inLes Tompkins asked, “Is there one musician you regard as the greatest? Footage also appears in Ken Burns’ documentary Jazz, which includes a short passage on Tatum’s life and work, including comments from Jimmy Rowles and Gary Giddins. The sounds that Tatum produced with the piano were also distinctive.

My mother left the room. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams. Although recording opportunities were somewhat intermittent for most of his career due to his solo style, he left copious recordings.

Dizzy Gillespie said, “First you speak of Art Tatum, then take a long deep breath, and you speak of the other pianists. By the age of 19, Tatum was playing tnederly the local Waiters’ and Bellmens’ Club. Johnson, reminiscing tqtum Tatum’s debut afterward, simply said, “When Tatum played Tea For Two that night I guess that was the first time I ever heard it really played.


Once the young Peterson was finally persuaded that it was performed by a single person, Peterson was so intimidated that he did not touch the piano for weeks. He played with boundless energy and occasionally his speedy and precise delivery produced an almost mechanical effect, compared by jazz critic Ted Gioia to “a player piano on steroids.

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Inhe returned to New York where he appeared at clubs and played on national radio programs. Parker once said, “I wish I teenderly play like Tatum’s right hand! Billy Taylor has said that he could make a bad piano sound good.

Legacy and tributes edit: Jazz soloing in the s had not yet evolved into the free-ranging extended improvisations that flowered in the bebop era of the s, s and beyond.

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There had to be intense concentration there, but you couldn’t tell by just looking at him play. Tatum also pioneered the use of dissonance in jazz piano, as can be heard, for example, on his recording of “Aunt Hagar’s Blues”, which uses extensive dissonance to achieve a bluesy effect. When Charles enters a tendsrly he remarks, “Are my ears deceiving me or is that Art Tatum?

Critic Gunther Schuller declared, “On one point there is universal agreement: Tatum built upon stride and classical piano influences to develop a novel and unique piano style. Tatum was born in Toledo, Ohio.


Using computer equipment coupled with a high-resolution player piano, they created re-performances of Tatum’s first four commercial tracks, from March 21,and the nine tracks from the April 2, live concert at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.

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Tatum’s work was used tendrely referenced heavily in the WB TV series Everwoodwith some actual sound recordings used and compositions being performed in concerts by Ephram Brown portrayed by Gregory Smith in select episodes.

Herbie Hancock described Tatum’s unique tone tendeerly “majestic” and devoted some time to unlocking this sound and to noting Tatum’s harmonic arsenal. He’ll make them want to go home and burn their instruments.

Tatum embellished melodic lines, however, with an array of signature devices and runs that appeared throughout his repertoire. Other musicians expressed amazed bewilderment at performing with Tatum. When I want to feel really insignificant laughs.

Jazz historian and commentator Ira Gitler declared that Tatum’s “left hand was the equal of his right. He sometimes improvised lines that presaged bebop and later jazz genres, although generally not venturing far from the original melodic line.

When jazz pianist Stanley Cowell tendrrly growing up in Toledo, his father prevailed upon Tatum to play piano at the Cowell home.

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