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He was an innovator in reharmonizing melodies by changing the supporting chord progressions or by altering the root movements of a piece. 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 Brown portrayed by Gregory Smith in select episodes. 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.

According to the review by Marc Greilsamer, “All of the trademark Tatum elements are here: Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson requested a live presentation, which he heard in an emotional re-performance in his home in March Interviewing Oscar Peterson inLes Tompkins asked, “Is there one musician you regard as the greatest? Other musicians expressed amazed bewilderment at performing with Tatum. Evidence of this can be found in the set entitled 20th Century Piano Genius which consists of 40 tunes recorded at private parties at the home of Hollywood music director Ray Heindorf in and Perhaps because Tatum believed there was a limited audience for solo piano, he formed a trio in with guitarist Tiny Grimes and bassist Slam Stewart, whose perfect pitch enabled him to follow Tatum’s excursions.


A child prodigy with perfect pitch, Tatum learned to play by ear, picking out church hymns by the age of three, learning tunes from the radio and copying piano roll recordings his mother owned.

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 right and the live audience clearly downstage on the righthand side.

His protean style was elaborate, pyrotechnic, dramatic and joyous, combining ratum, jazz, swing, boogie-woogie and classical elements, while the musical ideas flowed in rapid-fire fashion. Invocalist Adelaide Hall commenced a world tour that lasted almost two years. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams.

There was too much going on — both hands were impossible to believe.

The Tatum Hampton Rich Trio. Nevertheless, transcriptions of Tatum are popular and are often practiced assiduously.

The following year he embarked on the Queen Mary for England where he toured, playing for three months at Ciro’s Club owned by tehderly Ambrose. Then you get all the finest jazz pianists in the world and let them play in the presence of Art Tatum. As a child he was also very sensitive to the piano’s intonation and insisted it be tuned often. Parker once said, “I wish I could play like Tatum’s right hand!

Tatum was born in Toledo, Ohio. These interpretations are unsurpassed in conception and inventiveness by anything that has been recorded since. For his album Act Your Age, Gordon Goodwin wrote a new big band arrangement to accompany Zenph’s re-performance of “Yesterdays,” and the track was recognized with a Grammy Nomination for Best Instrumental Arrangement. Early in his career he was required to restrain himself when he worked as accompanist for vocalist Adelaide Hall in However, the soundtracks were recorded off-air by Tatum enthusiasts at the time, tatu many are included in Storyville Records extensive series of rare Tatum recordings.


Although Tatum was not known as tafum composer, his versions of popular numbers were so original as to border on composition.

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He also recorded memorable group sessions for Norman Granz in the mids. After regular club dates, Tatum would decamp to after-hours clubs to hang out with other musicians who would play for each other. Total Yearly Monthly Weekly. Willow, Weep For Me. Tatum built upon stride and classical piano influences to develop a novel and unique piano style. Suggested tracks by imusic. Earlier, Tatum had personally selected and purchased for Clarence Baker the Steinway piano at Baker’s, finding it in a New York showroom, and shipping it to Detroit.

He developed an incredibly fast playing style, without losing accuracy. These 13 tracks are on the album, Piano Starts Here: Portrait Cd8 – Arrt. Numerous stories exist about other musicians’ respect for Tatum.

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Williams, Steven Mayer and Christopher Jordan, and, outside of the usual roster of jazz pianists, Andre Previn — have attempted to seriously emulate or challenge Tatum. There had to be intense concentration there, but you couldn’t tell by just looking at him play.

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.