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Retrieved November 13, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The Birth of Bebop. Retrieved October 13, — via Grove Music Online. When Tatum walked into a club where Fats Waller was playing, Waller stepped away from the piano to make way for him, announcing, “I only play the piano, but tonight God is in ar house. Jazz portal Biography portal Music portal.

There is little published information available about Tatum’s life. Tatum and Ruby divorced early in He could do that in either hand”. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Pianist Jay McShannnot known for showering compliments on his rivals, said “Art could really play the blues. Product details Original Release Date: Please click here to manage your MP3 cart content. Following a health warning, he stopped drinking in and lost weight. It made musicians reconsider their definitions of excellence, of what was possible.

Tatum’s ‘Elegy’

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Archived from the elfgy on November 5, Too Marvelous for Words: 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 tatm by two relatively stationary bars, and it was those second two-bar phrases that Tatum used for his stunning runs.


Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Jazz historian and commentator Ira Gitler declared that Tatum’s “left hand was the equal of his right. If I did, I’d throw up my hands and give up!

Critic Scott Yanow wrote, “Tatum’s quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh and sometimes futuristic ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries. After regular club dates, Tatum would decamp to after-hours clubs to hang out with other musicians; he enjoyed listening to other pianists and preferred to play last, after all the others had played.

This article possibly contains original research. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Tatum’s first solo piano job in New York was at the Onyx Club. Bowling Green State University.

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April 9, Label: Herbie Hancock described Tatum’s tone as “majestic” and devoted time to unlocking this sound. And he showed me how to keep my fingers flat on the keys to get that clean tone. His improvisational style extended what was possible on jazz piano.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats. Johnson and Fats Wallerwho exemplified the stride piano style, and from the more modern Earl Hinessix years Tatum’s senior. English Choose a language for shopping.

The adjective “Tatum-esque” has come to be used by writers who wish to compare a pianist’s playing with that of Tatum. Volume 9 CD liner notes. Can’t We Be Friends.

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He was not inclined toward understatement or expansive use of space. Tatum’s trio — this time with Stewart and Everett Barksdale — recorded in ; this was the pianist’s only studio recordings between the Capitol session and late in Tatum had a different way of improvising from what is typical in modern jazz.

Add to Ekegy List. Views Read Edit View history. Invocalist Adelaide Hall was touring the Twtum States with two pianists.