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Timing Is of the Essence: Fats Waller recalled the showdown: Musicologist Lewis Porter identifies three aspects of Tatum’s playing that a casual dlegy might miss: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The apparently effortless gliding of his hands, even during virtuosic passages, stunned his contemporaries.

Johnson and Fats Wallerwho exemplified the stride piano style, and from the more modern Earl Hinessix years Tatum’s senior.

Tatum’s ‘Elegy’

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. He seldom played in a simplified way, preferring interpretations that displayed his great technique and clever harmonizations. Jazz in Search of Itself. Product details Original Release Date: Two fingers on the black keys, and then the other two fingers would be playing something else on the white keys.


Dave Brubeck observed, “I don’t think there’s any more chance of another Tatum turning up than another Mozart. Add gift card or promotion code. Tatum’s first solo piano job in New York was at the Onyx Club.

And he showed me how to keep my fingers flat on the keys to get that clean tone.

Retrieved October 13, — via Grove Music Online. If I did, I’d throw up my hands and give up! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He is also inviting us to share the joke and heartily kidding himself as well as the concert hall traditions to which he alludes. His protean style combined stride, jazz, swing, boogie-woogie, and classical elements. Customers Also Bought These Albums.

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He sounds like a brass band. The adjective “Tatum-esque” has come ellegy be used by writers who wish to compare a pianist’s playing with that of Tatum. The Cambridge History of American Music. Retrieved September 11, Saxophonist Benny Green wrote that Tatum was the only jazz musician to “attempt to conceive a style based upon all styles, to master the mannerisms of all schools, and then eldgy those into something personal.


University Press of Mississippi. He was, though, able to make an adequate living from his club performances.

Archived from the original on April 10, Time and again, when we fear he is reaching the limits of romantic bombast, a quirky phrase, an exaggerated ornament will remind us that Tatum may be having us on. Tatum recorded 16 tracks in Augustbut they were not released for at least a decade. The Jazz Book 7th ed. He recorded nearly titles, if airchecks and informal issued recordings are included.

Tatum’s only known child, Orlando, was born when Tatum was twenty-four. Pianist Teddy Wilson observed, “If you put a piano in a room, just a bare piano.

University of Michigan Press. Tatum identified Waller as his biggest influence, while pianist Teddy Wilson and saxophonist Eddie Barefield suggested that one of his favorite jazz pianists was Hines.