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Art Tatum – Book Score, Biografy of one of the most important Jazz Tenderly. Original sheet music with cover, from the movie “Torch Song”, with Joan Crawford . Watch the video for Tenderly from Art Tatum’s The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Tenderly. By Art Tatum. • 1 song, Play on Spotify. 1. Tenderly The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. Listen to Art Tatum in full in the Spotify app.

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In addition to using major and minor seconds, dissonance was ttum in the complex chords that Tatum frequently used. 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 For a musician of such stature, there is remarkably little published information available about Tatum’s life. He did not indulge in theatrical physical or facial expression.

Tatum demonstrated remarkable memory when he recorded 68 solo tracks for Norman Granz in two days, all but three of the tracks in one take. I mean, what could I add?

Although Bud Powell was of the bebop movement, his prolific and exciting style showed Tenderlu influence. Tatum played chords with a relatively flat-fingered technique compared to the twtum taught in classical training. Someone To Watch Over Me. His father, Arthur Tatum, Sr. If I did, I’d throw up my hands and give up! It means “the smallest perceptual time unit in music” and is a tribute to Tatum’s pianistic velocity.

Tendsrly he studied piano with Overton G. Zenph’s re-performances have been performed live in numerous venues, including the Toronto Jazz Festival and New York’s Apollo Theater.


Tatum could also play the blues with authority. In the late s, he returned to play and record in Los Angeles and New York. Many of his harmonic concepts and larger chord voicings e. He seems to celebrate and mock these timeless melodies all at once.

Art Tatum – Tenderly

He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his performances, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity.

Tatum’s repertoire consisted mainly of music from the Great American Songbook — Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and other popular music of the 20s, 30s and 40s. Tatum’s work was used and referenced heavily in the WB TV series Everwoodwith some actual sound recordings used and compositions being performed in concerts by Ephram Brown portrayed by Gregory Smith in select episodes. 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.

To me, he was the world’s greatest blues player, and I think few people realized that. Tatum recorded commercially from until near his death.

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Hank Jones said, “When I finally met him and got a chance to hear him play in person, it seemed as if he wasn’t really exerting much effort, he had an effortless way of playing. Perhaps believing there was a limited audience for solo piano, Tatum formed a trio in with guitarist Tiny Grimes and bassist Slam Yenderly, whose perfect pitch enabled him to follow Tatum’s excursions.

Portrait Cd5 – Poor Butterfly. Perhaps the most famous is the story about the time Tatum walked into a club where Fats Waller was playing, and Waller stepped away from the piano bench to make way for Tatum, announcing, “I only play the piano, but tonight God is in the house. These interpretations are unsurpassed in conception and inventiveness by anything that tfnderly been recorded since. Portrait Cd8 – Elegy. This technique casts a familiar theme in a fresh light and gives the music an unexpected quality.


Bilmes, a MIT student invented a term that is now in common usage in the field of computational musicology: Stanley described the scene as, “Tatum played so brilliantly and so much. Portrait Cd7 – Tea For Two.

Unfortunately, all of the kinescopes of the Allen shows, which were stored in a warehouse along with other now defunct shows, were thrown into a local rubbish dump to make room for new studios.

During the tour, Adelaide discovered Tatum in Toledo and employed him as one of her stage pianists. He recorded his first four solo sides on the Brunswick label in March, Jazz critic Leonard Feather has called Tatum “the greatest soloist in jazz history, regardless of instrument. Tatum identified Waller as his main influence, but according to pianist Teddy Wilson and saxophonist Eddie Barefield, “Art Tatum’s favorite jazz piano player was Earl Hines.

Early in his career he was required to restrain himself when he worked as accompanist for vocalist Adelaide Hall in 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.

Suggested tracks by imusic. Generally playing at mezzoforte volume, he employed the entire keyboard from deep bass tones to sonorous mid-register chords to sparkling upper register runs.