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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Tatum’s only known child, Orlando, was born when Tatum was twenty-four. Tatum recorded 16 tracks in Augustbut they were not released for at least a decade. His headstone was left at Rosedale to commemorate where he was first laid to rest.

The Cambridge History of American Music. When I want to feel really insignificant. Tatum was independent-minded and generous with his time and money. Page 1 of eleby Start over Page 1 of 1.

Critical opinion differs widely when assessing Tatum’s influence. Archived from the original on December 8, Simple decorative techniques became complex harmonic sweeps of colour; traditional repetitive patterns became areas of unpredictable and ever-changing shifts of rhythm.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Critic Scott Yanow wrote, “Tatum’s quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh and sometimes futuristic ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries.


Dixieland Band Dixieland Band. It made musicians reconsider their definitions of excellence, of what was possible. Retrieved April 23, The Jazz Book 7th ed. Herbie Hancock described Tatum’s unique tone as “majestic” and devoted some time to analyzing Tatum’s harmonic arsenal.

Retrieved September 12, Accounts vary on whether Tatum’s parents played any musical instruments, but it is likely that he was exposed at an early age to church music, including through the Grace Presbyterian Church that his parents attended. Prior to the s, Tatum’s “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.

Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz 2nd ed. Tatum was said to be more spontaneous and creative in free-form nocturnal sessions than in his scheduled performances.

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You have exceeded the maximum number of MP3 items in your MP3 cart. Nevertheless, the releases renewed attention on the pianist, including for a newer generation; he won the DownBeat critics’ poll for pianists three years in a row, from Inan MIT student in the field of computational musicology coined the term ” tatum “, which was named in recognition of the pianist’s speed. Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz.

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He had too much technique.

Tatum’s ‘Elegy’

There is little published information available about Tatum’s life. The sounds that Tatum produced with the piano were also distinctive.

All Music Guide to Jazz 3 ed. Using self-taught fingering, including an array of two-fingered runs, he executed the pyrotechnics with meticulous accuracy and timing. Archived from the original on June 29, The Uncrowned King of Swing: His improvisational style extended what was possible on jazz piano.

Be the first to review this item. Retrieved November 12, Archived from the original on November 5, epegy Two fingers on the black keys, and then the other two fingers would be playing something else on the white keys. Additional taxes may apply.