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La Vere in the liner notes to California Melodies. During he appeared on the radio, attended only two studio sessions, and finally decided to quit working in a trio format. That same year, Tatum signed with Capitol Records and recorded several critically acclaimed numbers. His harmonic variations were startling, especially when he soloed. Meanwhile, his right hand would spin out a web of interconnecting lines of thirty-second notes.
Apart from his solo wordings the Verve label recorded Tatum in several small group settings with jazzmen such as Benny Carter , clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, vibra-phonist Lionel Hampton , and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. His session with Webster, recorded in September of , is considered by most critics as the finest of these small group recordings.
Art Tatum and Ben Webster represent to me a kind of romanticism in jazz which has now itself become classic. Theirs is a an artistry rarely matched in any era of jazz. For years Tatum, a heavy beer drinker, had, later in his life, suffered from diabetes.
By the mid s he fell ill with uremia. He was black in a society that awarded honors to white musicians with a tenth of his talent.
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Much about the life of legendary pianist Art Tatum remains ambiguous: his birth date; the cause of his blindness; the musicality of his parents; his exact niche as a musician; his association with classical musicians; and his ability to play as a group member. However, upon listening to the recorded artistry of this genius, it seems clear that his immense talent has made him one of the greatest pianists ever heard.
Indeed, major players of other instruments trace their development to having listened to the new concepts Tatum brought to the keyboard. Accounts from friends, neighbors and even family members differ as to the degree of musicality of Arthur, Jr. Yet, their support of his consuming interest and training is un-doubtable.
All agree that at a tender age the oldest Tatum child demonstrated a remarkable ability to listen to tunes heard in church or elsewhere and to pick them out on the well-maintained family piano. Retrieved 12 June Retrieved 27 April Retrieved 15 September Retrieved 29 April NPR Music.
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Equinox Publishing. Seven Locks Press. Retrieved November 12, Oxford University Press. Contemporary Black Biography. Bradford Retrieved May 29, In Nicholls, David ed. The Cambridge History of American Music. Cambridge University Press. Devil in the Moon. Stay as Sweet as You Are. The Man I Love. Body and Soul. Can't We Be Friends. Ain't Misbehavin' [Version 1]. Sweet Lorraine. Humoresque [Version 1]. He first played professionally in Toledo in the mid-'20s and had a radio show during In Tatum traveled with singer Adelaide Hall to New York and made his recording debut accompanying Hall as one of two pianists.
But for those who had never heard him in person, it was his solos of including "Tiger Rag" that announced the arrival of a truly major talent. Although he led a popular trio with guitarist Tiny Grimes later Everett Barksdale and bassist Slam Stewart in the mid-'40s, Tatum spent most of his life as a solo pianist who could always scare the competition. Some observers criticized him for having too much technique is such a thing possible?
Art Tatum, who recorded for Decca throughout the s and Capitol in the late '40s, starred at the Esquire Metropolitan Opera House concert of and appeared briefly in his only film in , The Fabulous Dorseys leading a jam session on a heated blues. He recorded extensively for Norman Granz near the end of his life in the s, both solo and with all-star groups; all of the music has been reissued by Pablo on a six-CD box set. His premature death from uremia has not resulted in any loss of fame, for Art Tatum's recordings still have the ability to scare modern pianists.
Similar artists. Including credits for contributing artists Albums. Sort and filter albums sorted by Most acclaimed. In private. Art Tatum.Tatum's first solo piano job in New York was at the Onyx Club, which was later reported to have paid him "$45 a week and free whiskey". The Onyx was one of the first jazz clubs to open on 52nd Street, which became the city's focal point for public jazz performance for more than a decade. He recorded his first four released solo sides, for Brunswick Records, in March "St. Louis Blues.