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Early in his career he was required to restrain himself when he worked as accompanist for vocalist Adelaide Hall in 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 By the age of 19, Tatum was playing at the local Waiters’ and Bellmens’ Club.

But what also emerges is Tatum’s effervescence, his joy, and his humor. The following year he embarked on the Queen Mary for England where he toured, playing for three months at Ciro’s Club owned by bandleader Ambrose.

Herbie Hancock described Tatum’s unique tone as “majestic” and devoted some time to unlocking this sound and to noting Tatum’s harmonic arsenal. He was an innovator in reharmonizing melodies by changing the supporting chord progressions or by altering the root movements of a piece. Interviewing Oscar Peterson inLes Tompkins asked, “Is there one musician you regard as the greatest? My mother left the room. You’d watch him and you couldn’t believe what was coming out, what was reaching your ears.

He did not indulge in theatrical physical or facial expression. I’ll Never Be The Same.

I mean, what could I add? Tatum played chords with a relatively flat-fingered technique compared to the curvature taught in classical training. Tatum embellished melodic lines, however, with an array of signature devices and runs that appeared throughout his repertoire.


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Jazz soloing in the s had not yet evolved into the free-ranging extended improvisations that flowered in the bebop era of the s, s and beyond. He was originally interred at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, but was moved by his wife, Genderly 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 commemorate where he was first laid to rest.

He’s the guy I put on when I want to feel really small laughs. Johnson, reminiscing about Tatum’s debut afterward, simply said, “When Tatum played Tea For Two that night I guess that was the first time I ever heard it really played. For a musician of such stature, there is remarkably little published information tafum about Tatum’s life.

Other musicians expressed amazed bewilderment at performing taatum Tatum. Mainstream jazz piano has gone in a different direction than that pioneered by Tatum.

He sometimes improvised lines that presaged bebop and later jazz genres, although generally not venturing far from the original melodic line. Tatum demonstrated remarkable memory when he tendegly 68 solo tracks for Norman Granz in two days, all but three of the tracks in one take. Portrait Cd8 – Elegy.

When I want to feel really insignificant laughs. He seems to celebrate and mock these timeless melodies all at once.

Benny Green wrote in his collected work of essays, The Reluctant Art, tendrrly “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.

Jazz critic Gary Giddins opined, “That is the essence of Tatum. He used to buy all of Earl’s records and would improvise on them.

When jazz pianist Stanley Cowell was growing up in Toledo, his father prevailed upon Tenferly to play piano at the Cowell home. Perhaps tenderyl 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. Generally playing at mezzoforte volume, he employed the entire keyboard from deep bass tones to sonorous mid-register chords to sparkling upper register runs.

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Although recording opportunities were somewhat intermittent for most of his career due to his solo style, he left copious tattum. While playing piano was the most obvious application of his mental and physical skills, he also had an encyclopedic memory for Major League Baseball statistics. 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 yenderly amazing.

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Then let Art Tatum play Tatum appeared on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show in tatumm early s, and on other television shows from this era. Tatum also pioneered the use of dissonance in jazz piano, as can be heard, for example, on his recording of “Aunt Hagar’s Blues”, which uses extensive dissonance to achieve a bluesy effect.

Many of his harmonic concepts and larger chord voicings e. He didn’t have that much motion at the piano.

Rainey, who too was visually impaired, likely taught Tatum in the classical tradition, as Rainey did not improvise and discouraged his students from playing jazz. One of Tatum’s innovations was his extensive use of the pentatonic scale, which may have inspired later pianists to further mine tenferly possibilities as a device for soloing.

His interpretations of popular songs were exuberant, sophisticated and intricate.