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Retrieved October 22, The apparently effortless gliding of his hands, even during virtuosic passages, stunned his contemporaries. He recorded nearly titles, if airchecks and informal issued recordings are included.

Tatum was independent-minded and generous with his time and money. He used the sustain pedal sparingly so that each note was clearly articulated, chords were cleanly sounded and the melodic line tahum not be blurred. Art Tatum is absolutely the most incredible musician.

He could do that in either hand”. Timing Is of the Essence: The Art Tatum Solo Masterpiece Saxophonist Benny Green wrote that Tatum was the only jazz musician to “attempt to conceive a style based upon all styles, to master the mannerisms of all schools, and then synthesize those into something personal. elefy


Tatum’s repertoire mainly consisted of music from the Great American Songbook — Tin Pan AlleyBroadway and other popular music of the s, s and s. Archived from the original on July 23, Fletcher Henderson and Big E,egy Jazz.

Herbie Hancock described Tatum’s unique tone as “majestic” and devoted some time to analyzing Tatum’s harmonic arsenal.

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After the young Peterson was persuaded that it was performed by a single person, he was so intimidated that he did not touch the piano for weeks. If You Hadn’t Gone Away. More than two-thirds of the pianists surveyed put Tatum at the top of the list. Rat Designer Fashion Brands. Archived from the original on April 10, Add to MP3 Cart.

Techniques to Foster Drum Machine Expressivity. Tatum’s only known child, Orlando, was born when Tatum was twenty-four. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Jazz historian and commentator Ira Gitler declared that Tatum’s “left hand was the equal of his right. University of California Press.

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He was, though, able to make an adequate living from his club performances. The Cambridge History of American Music.


The Triumph of Charlie Eleg. After regular club dates, Tatum would decamp to after-hours clubs to hang out with other musicians; he enjoyed listening to other pianists and preferred to play last, after all the others had played.

Time and again, when we fear he is reaching the limits of romantic bombast, a quirky phrase, an exaggerated ornament will remind us that Tatum may be having us on. Share your thoughts with other customers. Retrieved November 12, This Can’t Be Love. Critic Scott Yanow wrote, “Tatum’s quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh and sometimes futuristic ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries.

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A Talent Never to Be Duplicated”. Tatum drew inspiration from the pianists James P.

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