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Tatum’s work was used and referenced heavily in the WB TV series Everwoodwith some actual sound recordings used and tenserly being performed in concerts by Ephram Brown portrayed by Gregory Smith in select episodes. He played with boundless energy and occasionally his speedy and precise delivery produced an almost mechanical effect, compared by jazz critic Ted Gioia to “a player piano on steroids.

He used to buy all of Earl’s records and would improvise on them. If you put a piano in a room, just a bare piano. When newly arrived in New York, Parker briefly worked as a dishwasher in a Manhattan restaurant where Tatum was performing and often listened to the legendary pianist. Tatum embellished melodic lines, however, with an array of signature devices and runs that appeared throughout his repertoire.

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Tatum recorded commercially from until near his death. Tatum also displayed phenomenal independence of the hands and ambidexterity, which was particularly evident while improvising counterpoint.

Subsequently he studied piano with Overton G. I felt like setting my damn drums on fire. He didn’t have that much motion at the piano. He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his tattum, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity. He frequently played for hours on end into the tarum, to the detriment of his marriages. Unfortunately, all of the kinescopes of the Allen shows, tenrerly were stored in a warehouse along with other now defunct shows, were thrown into a local rubbish dump to make room for new studios.


Tatum could also play the blues with authority. In a Voice of America interview, he denied the widespread rumor that he learned to play by copying piano roll recordings made by two pianists.

Art Tatum is absolutely the most incredible musician – what can you say? Charlie Parker who helped develop bebop was highly influenced by Tatum. Using computer equipment coupled with a high-resolution player piano, they created re-performances of Tatum’s first four commercial tracks, from March 21,and the nine tracks from the April 2, live concert at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Inhe returned to New York where he appeared at clubs and played on national radio programs.

He introduced a strong, swinging pulse to jazz piano, highlighted with spectacular cadenzas that swept across the entire keyboard. Bilmes, a MIT student invented a term that is now in common usage in tatuk field of computational musicology: And he showed me how to keep my fingers flat on the keys to get that clean tone. He’s a good guy to play for any musician, you know. 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 tathm As he matured, Tatum became more adventurous in abandoning the written melody and expanding his improvisations.

Dave Brubeck observed, “I don’t think there’s any more chance of another Tatum turning up than another Mozart. As a child he was also very sensitive to the piano’s intonation and insisted it be tuned often. He didn’t make a big show of moving around and waving his hands and going through all sorts of physical gyrations to produce the music that he produced, so that in itself is amazing.

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Jazz historian and commentator Ira Gitler declared tendeely Tatum’s “left hand was the equal of his right. Yeah, he’s my all-time favorite. He was originally interred at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, but was moved by his wife, Geraldine Tatum, to the Great Mausoleum of Glendale’s Forest Lawn Cemetery inso she could ultimately be buried next to him, although his headstone was left at Rosedale to tdnderly where he was first laid to rest.


By the age of 19, Tatum was playing at the local Waiters’ and Bellmens’ Club. Tatum tended to work tatm to record unaccompanied, partly because relatively few musicians could keep pace with his fast tempos and advanced harmonic vocabulary. Suggested tracks by imusic. Tatum srt on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show in the early s, and on other television shows from this era. He’s the guy I put on when I want to feel really small laughs.

Although recording opportunities were somewhat intermittent for most of his career due to his solo style, he left copious recordings. As word of Tatum yatum, national performers passing through Toledo, including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Joe Turner and Fletcher Henderson, would make it a point to drop in to hear the piano phenomenon. When Charles enters a nightclub he remarks, “Are my ears deceiving me or is that Art Tatum? Then let Art Tatum play Although Bud Powell was of the bebop movement, his prolific and exciting style showed Tatum influence.

He seldom played in a simplified way, preferring interpretations that displayed his great technique and clever harmonizations. I’ll Never Be The Same.

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Generally playing at mezzoforte volume, he employed the entire keyboard from deep bass tones to sonorous mid-register chords to sparkling upper register runs. Non-pianist musicians influenced by Tatum’s improvisational virtuosity include Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead who was quoted in the June edition of Frets Magazine as saying: The effortless gliding of his hands over difficult passages puzzled most who witnessed the phenomenon.

Benny Green wrote in his collected work of essays, The Reluctant Art, that “Tatum has been the only jazz musician to date who has made an attempt to conceive a style based upon all styles, to master the mannerisms of all schools and then synthesize those into something personal.