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Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all taatum, and he was a major influence on later generations of jazz pianists.

Jazz critic Gary Giddins opined, “That is the essence of Tatum. Tatum could also rat the blues with authority. Two years later Tatum won Esquire Magazine’s first jazz popularity poll. Tatum drew inspiration from the pianists James P. His execution was all the more remarkable considering that he drank prodigious amounts of alcohol when performing, yet his recordings are never sloppy. Portrait Cd5 – Poor Butterfly. If I did, I’d throw up my hands and give up!

InTatum moved to the Columbus School for the Blind, where he studied music and learned braille. I felt like setting my damn drums on fire. That’s where his genius is.

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These interpretations are unsurpassed in conception and inventiveness by anything that has been recorded since. In the late s, he returned to play and record in Los Angeles and New York. But jazz musicians were beginning to incorporate improvisation while playing over the chord changes of tunes, and Tatum was a leader in that tqtum. Parker once said, “I wish I could play like Tatum’s right hand!

Williams, Tendsrly Mayer and Christopher Jordan, and, outside of the usual roster of jazz pianists, Andre Previn — have attempted to seriously emulate or challenge Tatum.

Nevertheless, transcriptions of Tatum are popular and are often practiced tztum. Suggested tracks by imusic. It means “the smallest perceptual time unit in music” and is a tribute to Tatum’s pianistic velocity. When jazz pianist Stanley Cowell was growing up in Toledo, his father prevailed upon Tatum to play piano at the Cowell home.


He especially mystified other pianists to whom Tatum appeared to be “playing the impossible. When newly arrived in New York, Parker briefly worked as a dishwasher in a Manhattan restaurant where Tatum was performing and often listened to the legendary pianist.

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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. But what also emerges is Tatum’s effervescence, his joy, and his humor. To me, he was the world’s greatest blues player, and I think few people realized that. Subsequently he studied piano with Overton G.

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Legacy and tributes edit: Dave Brubeck observed, “I don’t think there’s any more chance of another Tatum turning up than another Mozart. Art Tatum is absolutely the most incredible musician – what can you say?

Tatum posthumously ar the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in In a Voice of America interview, he denied the widespread rumor that he learned to play by copying piano roll recordings made by two pianists.

Yeah, he’s my all-time favorite. He seldom played in a simplified way, preferring interpretations that displayed his great technique and clever harmonizations.

Many of his harmonic concepts and larger chord voicings e. If you speak of pianists, the tatkm complete pianist that we have known and possibly will know, from what I’ve heard to date, is Art Tatum. Art Tatum’s tatm still have the ability to scare modern pianists.

Tatum’s repertoire consisted mainly of music tnederly the Great American Songbook — Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and other popular music of the 20s, 30s and 40s. He didn’t have that much motion at the piano. A child prodigy with perfect pitch, Tatum learned to play by ear, picking out church hymns by the age of three, learning tunes from the radio and copying piano roll recordings his mother owned. Benny Green wrote in his collected work of essays, The Reluctant Art, that “Tatum has been the only jazz musician to date who has made an attempt to conceive a style based upon all styles, to master the mannerisms of all schools and then synthesize those into something personal.


He’d play the record but he’d improvise over what Earl was tatuum His father, Arthur Tatum, Sr. He used to buy all of Earl’s records and would improvise on them.

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As a child he was also very sensitive to the piano’s intonation and insisted it be tuned often. My mother left the room. Generally playing at mezzoforte volume, he employed the entire keyboard from deep bass tones to sonorous mid-register chords to sparkling upper register runs. He didn’t make a big show of moving around and waving his hands and going through all sorts of physical gyrations to produce the music that he produced, so that in itself is amazing.

Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams. Tatum recorded exclusively with the trio for almost two years, but abandoned the trio format in and returned to solo piano work. Tatum tended to work and to record unaccompanied, partly because relatively few musicians could keep pace with his fast tempos and advanced harmonic vocabulary.

Although Tatum was idolized by many jazz musicians, his popularity faded in the mid to late forties with the advent of bebop – a movement which Tatum did not embrace. Johnson, reminiscing about 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.

Tatum’s work was used and referenced heavily adt 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.

Early in his career he was required to restrain himself when he worked as accompanist for vocalist Adelaide Hall in I mean, what could I add?