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Although Tatum was not known as a composer, his versions of popular numbers were so original as to border on composition. 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.

Stanley described the scene as, “Tatum played so brilliantly and so much. Sony recorded these anew in the same venue, in front of a live audience. He’s the guy I put on when I want to feel really small laughs.

Art Tatum – Tenderly

That’s where his genius is. I felt like setting my damn drums on fire. Tatum could also play the blues with authority.

Then you get all the finest jazz pianists in the world and let them play in the presence of Art Tatum. Perhaps because Tatum believed there was a limited audience for solo piano, he formed tenedrly trio in with guitarist Tiny Grimes and bassist Slam Stewart, whose perfect pitch enabled him to follow Tatum’s excursions. Nevertheless, transcriptions of Tatum are popular and are often practiced assiduously.


Art Tatum – Tenderly

Although only a small amount of film showing Tatum playing exists today, several minutes of professionally-shot archival footage can be found in Martin Scorsese’s documentary The Blues.

Critic Gunther Schuller declared, “On one point there is universal agreement: 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.

Parker once said, “I wish I could play like Tatum’s right hand! Invocalist Adelaide Hall commenced a world tour that lasted almost two years. As word of Tatum spread, national performers passing through Toledo, including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Joe Turner and Fletcher Henderson, would make it a point to drop in to hear the piano phenomenon. Charlie Parker who helped develop bebop was highly influenced by Tatum.

Portrait Cd8 – Elegy. InTatum moved to the Columbus School for the Blind, where he studied music and learned braille.

Zenph’s re-performances have been performed live in numerous venues, including the Toronto Jazz Festival and New York’s Apollo Theater. After regular club dates, Tatum would decamp to after-hours clubs to hang out with other musicians who would play for each other. Mainstream jazz piano has gone in a different direction than that pioneered by Tatum.

When Charles enters a nightclub he remarks, “Are my ears deceiving me or is that Art Tatum? 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.


Although Tatum was idolized by many jazz musicians, his popularity faded in the mid to late forties with the advent of bebop – a movement which Tatum did not embrace. He’s a good guy to play for any musician, you know.

Johnson, reminiscing about Tatum’s debut afterward, simply said, tendery Tatum played Tea For Two that night I guess that tenderlj the first time I ever heard it really played.

I’ll Never Be The Same. When jazz pianist Stanley Cowell was growing up in Toledo, his father prevailed upon Tatum to play piano at the Cowell home. He recorded for BrunswickDeccaCapitoland for the labels associated with Norman Granz According to the review by Marc Greilsamer, “All of the trademark Tatum elements are here: There had to be intense concentration there, but you couldn’t tell by just looking at him play.

Then let Art Tatum play He didn’t have that much motion at the piano. Jazz critic Gary Giddins opined, “That is the essence of Tatum. Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson requested a live presentation, which he heard in an emotional re-performance in his home in March Footage also appears in Ken Burns’ documentary Jazz, which includes a short passage on Tatum’s life and work, including comments from Jimmy Rowles and Gary Giddins.