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Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. English Choose a language for shopping. Retrieved October 22, A Talent Never to Be Duplicated”.

Art Tatum is absolutely the most incredible attum.

He had too much technique. During the hard economic times of andTatum mostly played in clubs in Cleveland, but also recorded in New York four times in and once in the following year.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Development of Jazz — Granz, who owned a slegy label, decided to record Tatum’s solo playing in a way that was “unprecedented in the recording industry: Pianist Jay McShannnot known for showering compliments on his rivals, said “Art could really play the blues. Retrieved September 12, When that man turns on the powerhouse, don’t no one play him down.


Elegg only known child, Orlando, was born when Tatum was twenty-four. Drummer Bill Douglasswho played with Tatum, reported that the pianist could stretch to tenths and would “do runs aet these two fingers up here and then the other two fingers of the same hand playing something else down there.

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He could do that in either hand”. The Life and Genius of Art Tatum. Bowling Green State University. Add gift card or promotion code.

Simple decorative techniques elety complex harmonic sweeps of colour; traditional repetitive patterns became areas of unpredictable and ever-changing shifts of rhythm. His protean style combined stride, jazz, swing, boogie-woogie, and classical elements.

University of Minnesota Press. You have exceeded the maximum number of MP3 items in your MP3 cart. Encyclopedia of the Blues.

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. University Press of Mississippi. Archived from the original on July 23, Two fingers on the black keys, and then the other two fingers would be playing something else on the white keys.


Retrieved November 20, — via Grove Music Online. He had a strong sense of time. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Fats Waller recalled the showdown: Dixieland Band Dixieland Band. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The sounds that Tatum produced with the piano were also distinctive. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. As quoted in the liner notes to the reissue of Capitol CDP 7 2.