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Drummer Bill Douglasswho played with Tatum, reported that the pianist could stretch to tenths and would “do runs with these two fingers up here and then the other two fingers of the same hand playing something else down there.

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Tatum’s technique was marked by a calm physical demeanor and efficiency. Using self-taught fingering, including an array of two-fingered runs, he executed the pyrotechnics with meticulous accuracy and timing. April 9, Label: Black Music Research Journal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At the end of his first Three Deuces stint, Tatum travelled by train to California.


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His was buried at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, [] but was moved by his wife, Geraldine, to the Great Mausoleum of the Glendale Forest Lawn Cemetery in [] so she could be buried next elehy him. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace.

When that man turns on the powerhouse, don’t no one play him down. As quoted in the liner notes to the reissue of Capitol CDP 7 2. The Art Commission of Toledo. This Can’t Be Love. He recorded nearly titles, if airchecks and informal issued recordings are included. Please click here to manage your MP3 cart content. The Story of Fats Waller.

Tatum’s ‘Elegy’

One of his innovations was his extensive use of the pentatonic scale. Volume 9 CD liner notes. From infancy, Tatum had impaired vision. University Press of Mississippi.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. 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 elegg stunning runs.

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Gene Lees conducted a similar poll thirty years later, and again Tatum dominated the results. Archived from the original on June 29, Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats. ComiXology Thousands ttaum Digital Comics.


He was, though, able to make an adequate living from his club performances. Can’t We Be Friends. Saxophonist Benny Green wrote that Tatum was the only jazz musician to “attempt to conceive a style based upon all styles, to master the mannerisms of all schools, and then synthesize those into something personal.

Retrieved April 23, He is also inviting us to share the joke and heartily kidding himself as well as the concert hall traditions to which he alludes.

Retrieved November 12, There is little published information available about Tatum’s life. Give Album or Song as Gift.

He had too much technique. Time and again, when we fear he is reaching the limits of romantic bombast, a quirky phrase, an exaggerated ornament will remind us that Tatum may be having us on.

Johnson and Fats Wallerwho exemplified the stride piano style, and from the more modern Earl Hinessix years Tatum’s senior. Be the first to review this item. More than two-thirds of the pianists surveyed put Tatum at the top of the list. Pianist Jay McShann tarum, not known for showering compliments on his rivals, said “Art could really play the blues. Add to Wish List.