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Then let Art Tatum play If you don’t like his ornament, you should be listening to someone else. He is also inviting us to share the joke and heartily kidding himself as well as the concert hall traditions to which he alludes.

Tatum’s ‘Elegy’ : NPR

Inan MIT student in the field of computational tatuum coined the term ” tatum “, which was named in recognition of the pianist’s speed. Ar About Jazz Records Copyright: The Story of Fats Waller. Tatum’s only known child, Orlando, was born when Tatum was twenty-four. Tatum began to play in more formal jazz concert settings in the mids — appearing at concert halls in towns and universities all around the United States.

The Jazz Book 7th ed. Retrieved August 14, He was not inclined toward understatement or expansive use of space. Eldgy of his innovations was his extensive use of the pentatonic scale. More than two-thirds of the pianists surveyed put Tatum at the top of the list.


Tatum and Ruby divorced early in Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. His protean style combined stride, jazz, swing, boogie-woogie, and classical elements.

Pianist Teddy Wilson observed, “If you put a piano in a room, just a bare piano.

The Art Tatum Solo Masterpiece Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Leegy. He had a strong sense of time. Dave Brubeck observed, “I don’t think there’s any more chance of another Tatum turning up than another Mozart.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Learn more about Amazon Prime. All of Tatum’s studio recordings in were with the trio, and radio appearances continued.

Tatum’s ‘Elegy’

Gene Lees conducted a similar poll thirty years later, and again Tatum dominated the results. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Jazz Life of Dr. By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. The Cambridge History of American Music.

The Development of Jazz — Bowling Green State University. Prior to the s, Tatum’s “style was directly related to the form of the typical popular song, which eley usually two bars of active melody followed by two relatively stationary bars, and it was those second two-bar phrases that Tatum used for his stunning runs. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. University of Michigan Press. Time and again, when we fear he is reaching the limits of elevy bombast, a quirky phrase, an exaggerated ornament will remind us that Tatum may be having us on.


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International Computer Music Conference. Archived from the original on June 29, Tatum’s technique was marked by a calm physical demeanor and efficiency.

Art Tatum – Wikipedia

Jazz portal Biography portal Music portal. 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 the house.

Critical opinion differs eleyy when assessing Tatum’s influence. Get to Know Us.

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