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Jazz critic Gary Giddins opined, “That is the essence of Tatum. He’s a good guy to play for any musician, you know. In a Voice of America interview, he denied the tatym rumor that he learned to play by copying piano roll recordings made by two pianists. Moonlight On The Ganges.

Art Tatum – Tenderly

You’d watch him and you couldn’t believe what was coming out, what was reaching your ears. If you put a piano in a room, just a bare piano. Tatum recorded exclusively with the trio for almost two years, but abandoned the trio etnderly in and returned to solo piano work. I Cover The Waterfront. In addition to using major and minor seconds, dissonance was inherent in the complex chords that Tatum frequently used.

That’s where his genius is.

Art Tatum – Tenderly

He introduced a strong, swinging pulse to jazz piano, highlighted with spectacular cadenzas that swept across the entire keyboard. He was originally interred at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, but was moved by his wife, Geraldine Tatum, to the Great Mausoleum of Glendale’s Forest Lawn Cemetery inso she could ultimately be buried next to him, although his headstone was left at Rosedale to commemorate where he was first laid to rest.


Two years later Tatum won Esquire Magazine’s first jazz popularity poll.

The binaural recording, when played via headphones, allows one to hear what Tatum may have heard as he played on stage, with the piano spatially in front bass on the left, treble on the tafum and the live audience clearly downstage on the righthand side. Willow, Weep For Me.

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. Someone To Watch Over Me. If you don’t like his ornament, you should be listening to someone else. He’ll make them want to go home and burn their instruments. 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.

But what also emerges is Tatum’s effervescence, his joy, and his humor.

Art Tatum’s recordings still have the ability to scare modern pianists. Many of his harmonic concepts and larger chord voicings e. Pianist Jay McShann, not known for showering compliments on his rivals said “Art could really play the blues.

Tatum’s work was used and referenced heavily in the WB TV series Everwoodwith some actual sound recordings used and compositions being performed in concerts by Ephram Arg portrayed by Gregory Smith txtum select episodes. Then let Art Tatum play Jazz historian and commentator Ira Gitler declared that Tatum’s “left hand was the equal of his right. Mainstream jazz piano has gone in a different direction than that pioneered by Tatum.


Art Tatum is absolutely the most incredible musician – what can you say? I’ll Never Be The Same.

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He seems to celebrate and mock these timeless melodies all at once. Tatum was ttum in Toledo, Ohio. Total Yearly Monthly Weekly. Tatum also pioneered the use of dissonance in jazz piano, as can be heard, for example, on his recording of tagum Hagar’s Blues”, which uses extensive dissonance to achieve a bluesy effect. Invocalist Adelaide Hall commenced a world tour that lasted almost two years. During the tour, Adelaide discovered Tatum in Toledo and employed him as one of her stage pianists.

He played with boundless energy and occasionally his speedy and precise delivery produced an almost mechanical effect, compared by jazz critic Ted Txtum to “a player piano on steroids. Drummer Jo Jones, who recorded a trio session with Tatum and bassist Red Callender is quoted as quipping, “I didn’t even play on that session