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Perhaps believing there was a limited audience for solo piano, Tatum formed a trio in with guitarist Tiny Grimes and bassist Slam Stewart, whose perfect pitch enabled him to follow Tatum’s excursions. But what also emerges is Tatum’s effervescence, his joy, and his humor.

When Charles enters a nightclub he remarks, “Are my ears deceiving me or is that Art Tatum? There was too much going on — both hands were impossible to believe. His father, Arthur Tatum, Sr.

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InTatum moved to the Columbus School for the Blind, where he studied music and learned braille. Mainstream jazz piano has gone in a different direction than that pioneered by Tatum.

He didn’t have that much qrt at the piano. Unfortunately, all of the kinescopes of the Allen shows, which were stored in a warehouse along with other now defunct shows, were thrown into a local rubbish dump to make room for new studios. My mother left the room.

He sometimes improvised lines tatjm presaged bebop and later jazz genres, although generally not venturing far from the original melodic line. As he matured, Tatum became more adventurous in abandoning the written melody and expanding his improvisations. Although only a small amount of film showing Tatum playing exists today, several minutes of professionally-shot archival footage can be found in Martin Scorsese’s documentary The Blues.

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When I want to feel really insignificant laughs. He also recorded memorable group sessions for Norman Granz in the mids. Tatum appeared on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show in the early s, and on other television shows from this era.

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He had two siblings, Karl and Arlene. Bilmes, a MIT student invented a term that is now in common usage in the field of computational musicology: A child prodigy with perfect pitch, Tatum learned to adt by ear, picking out church hymns by the age of three, learning tunes from the radio and copying piano roll recordings his mother owned.

Although Tatum was not known as a composer, his versions of popular numbers were so original as to border on composition. From infancy he suffered from cataracts of disputed cause which left him blind in one eye and with only very limited vision in the other.

He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his performances, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity.

By the age of 19, Tatum was playing at the local Waiters’ and Bellmens’ Club. Early in his career he was required to restrain himself when he worked tatuj accompanist for vocalist Adelaide Hall in Legacy and tributes edit: Subsequently he studied piano with Overton G.

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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. 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.


James Earl Jones’ character Will Cleveland introduced these works to young Ephram, who was an aspiring pianist, in the second season episode “Three Miners From Everwood”. Dizzy Gillespie said, “First you speak of Art Tatum, then take a long deep breath, and you speak of the other pianists. While playing piano was the most obvious application of his mental and physical skills, he also had an encyclopedic memory for Major League Baseball statistics. He introduced a strong, swinging pulse to jazz piano, highlighted with spectacular cadenzas that swept across the entire keyboard.

Tatum identified Waller as his main influence, but according to pianist Teddy Wilson and saxophonist Eddie Barefield, “Art Tatum’s favorite jazz piano player was Earl Hines. Many of his harmonic concepts and larger chord voicings e.

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Tatum drew inspiration from the pianists James P. He used the sustain pedal sparingly so that each note was clearly articulated, chords were cleanly sounded and the melodic line would not be blurred. After regular club dates, Tatum would decamp to after-hours clubs to hang out with other musicians who would play for each other. When newly arrived srt New York, Parker briefly worked as a dishwasher in a Manhattan restaurant where Tatum was performing and often listened to the legendary pianist.

Once the young Tahum was finally persuaded that it was performed by a single person, Peterson was so intimidated that he did not touch the piano for weeks.