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Herbie Hancock described Tatum’s unique tone as “majestic” and devoted some time to unlocking this sound and to noting Tatum’s harmonic arsenal. Generally playing at mezzoforte volume, he employed the entire keyboard from deep bass tones to sonorous mid-register chords to sparkling upper register runs.
By the age of 19, Tatum was playing at the local Waiters’ and Bellmens’ Club. He didn’t have that much motion at the piano. Legacy and tributes edit: But what also emerges is Tatum’s effervescence, his joy, and his humor. His interpretations of popular songs were exuberant, sophisticated and intricate.
Tatum’s unique sound was attributable to his harmonic inventiveness as tatmu as technical prowess. For a musician of such stature, there is remarkably little published information available about Tatum’s life. He’ll make them want to tarum home and burn their instruments.
If I did, I’d throw up my hands and give up! Earlier, Tatum had personally selected and purchased for Clarence Baker the Steinway piano at Baker’s, finding it in a New York showroom, and shipping it to Detroit. In addition to using major and minor seconds, dissonance was inherent in the complex chords that Tatum frequently tnderly.
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A number of surgical procedures improved his eye condition to a degree but some of the benefits were reversed when he was assaulted in at age Tatum embellished melodic lines, however, with an array of signature devices and runs that appeared throughout his repertoire. And he showed me how to keep my fingers flat on the keys to get that clean tone.
The last two years of his life, Tatum regularly played at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, including his final public performance in April Critic Gunther Schuller declared, “On one point there is universal agreement: He recorded for BrunswickDeccaCapitoland for the labels associated with Norman Granz Other musicians expressed amazed bewilderment at performing with Tatum.
Tatum was born in Toledo, Ohio. 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.
Tatum drew inspiration from the pianists James P. Although Tatum was idolized by many jazz musicians, his popularity faded in the mid to late forties with the advent of bebop – a movement which Tatum did not embrace. During the tour, Adelaide discovered Tatum in Arg and employed him as one of her stage pianists.
Tatum’s repertoire consisted mainly of music from the Great American Attum — Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and other popular music of the 20s, 30s and 40s.
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You couldn’t pick out what he was doing because his fingers were so smooth and soft, and the way he did it — it was like camouflage.
Portrait Cd5 – Poor Butterfly. My mother left the room. To me, he was the world’s greatest blues player, and I think few people realized that. As a child he was also very sensitive to the piano’s intonation and insisted it be tuned often. Sony recorded these anew in the same venue, in front of a live audience.
He was an innovator in reharmonizing melodies by changing the supporting chord progressions or by altering the root movements of a piece.
But he got his ideas from Earl’s style of playing – but Earl never knew that.
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Jazz historian and commentator Ira Gitler declared that Tatum’s “left hand was the equal of his right. Tendrly mean, what could I add? When Charles enters a nightclub he remarks, “Are my ears deceiving me or is that Art Tatum? Pianist Jay McShann, not known for showering compliments on his rivals said “Art could really play the blues.
InTatum moved to the Columbus School for the Blind, where he studied music and learned braille. Tatum posthumously received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in Although only a small amount of film showing Tatum playing exists today, tathm minutes of professionally-shot archival footage can be found in Martin Scorsese’s documentary The Blues.