Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Elegy – Art Tatum on AllMusic. Check out Elegy by Art Tatum on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on

Author: Tulrajas Vudorg
Country: Mali
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 12 September 2009
Pages: 14
PDF File Size: 19.64 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.59 Mb
ISBN: 516-4-79029-854-3
Downloads: 21929
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kajigami

The Jazz Book 7th ed. BrunswickDeccaStinson, VerveFolkways.

Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz 2nd ed. All About Jazz Records Copyright: From infancy, Tatum had impaired vision. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Tatum composed a handful of original compositions. Tatum is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

Tatum’s ‘Elegy’ : NPR

Retrieved September 12, Additional taxes may apply. For critic Martin Williamsthere was also the matter “of Tatum’s sly, redeeming, pianistic humor. Ina historical marker was placed outside Tatum’s childhood home atCity Park Avenue in Agt, but by the unoccupied property was in a state of disrepair. This article possibly contains original research.

Retrieved December 26, Prior to the s, Elsgy “style was directly related to the form of the typical popular song, which was 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.


Elegy – Art Tatum | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

Tatum’s first solo piano job in New York was at the Onyx Club. His improvisational style extended what was possible on jazz piano. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Jazz historian and commentator Ira Gitler declared that Tatum’s “left hand was the equal of his right.

Tatum’s mother, Mildred Hoskins, was born in Martinsville, Virginia[4] aroundand in Toledo was a domestic worker. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Tatum’s ‘Elegy’

The Triumph of Charlie Parker. Jazz pianist Kenny Barron commented, “I have every record [Tatum] ever madeā€”and I try never to listen to them Timing Is of the Essence: Following a health warning, he stopped drinking in and lost weight. 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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

He’s a good guy to play for any musician, you know. He recorded nearly titles, if airchecks and informal issued recordings are included. More than two-thirds of the pianists surveyed put Tatum at the top of the list. Tatum used a relatively flat-fingered technique compared to the curvature taught in classical training; a observer wrote that, when playing, “Tatum’s hand is almost perfectly horizontal, and his fingers seem to actuate around a horizontal line drawn from wrist to finger tip.


If You Hadn’t Gone Away. Granz, who owned a record label, decided to record Tatum’s solo playing in a way that was “unprecedented in the recording industry: Tatum recorded commercially from until near his death. Add gift card or promotion code. Black Music Research Journal.

Tatum recorded 16 tracks in Augustbut they were not released for at least a decade. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This Can’t Be Love.

Charlie Parker, Trickster Lives!