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Tatum’s ‘Elegy’

The apparently effortless gliding of his hands, even during virtuosic passages, stunned his contemporaries. Timing Is of the Essence: Product details Original Release Date: Tatum and Ruby divorced early in Jazz pianist Kenny Barron commented, “I have every record [Tatum] ever made—and I try never to listen to them From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The sounds that Tatum produced with the piano were also distinctive. English Choose a language for shopping.

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.

He sounds like a brass band. Archived from the original on December 8, Tatum also recorded around a dozen blues over his career.

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Prior to the s, Tatum’s “style was directly related to the form of the typical popular song, which was usually two bars of active melody followed by two relatively stationary bars, and it was those second two-bar phrases that Tatum used for his stunning runs. His improvisational style extended what was possible on jazz piano. Archived from the original on June 10, Tatum is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Tatum’s first solo piano job in New York was at the Onyx Club. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. He added some pieces to his repertoire over time. Art Tatum is absolutely the most incredible musician. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

He had too much technique. Tatum’s mother, Mildred Hoskins, was born in Martinsville, Virginia[4] aroundand in Toledo was a domestic worker. International Computer Music Conference. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Tatum recorded commercially from until near his death. Retrieved December 26, Transcriptions of Tatum are popular and are often practiced assiduously. Retrieved August 14, Art Tatum’s recordings still have the ability to scare modern pianists.

The Uncrowned King of Swing: 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. Customers Also Bought These Albums. Retrieved September 5, Art Tatum at “.


One of his innovations was his extensive use of the pentatonic scale. Retrieved April 23, Jazz historian and commentator Ira Gitler declared that Tatum’s “left hand was the equal of his right. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Johnson and Fats Wallerwho exemplified the stride piano style, and from the more modern Earl Hinessix years Tatum’s senior.

If you don’t like his ornament, you should be listening to someone else. Dixieland Band Dixieland Band. During the hard economic times of andTatum mostly played in clubs in Cleveland, but also recorded in Tatuk York four times in and once in the following year.

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That’s where his genius is. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Retrieved September 12, Granz, who owned a record label, decided to record Tatum’s solo playing in a way that was “unprecedented in the recording industry: