25 Great Jazz Piano Solos, Featuring Jazz Piano Legends Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, Flerbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Art Tatum
, McCoy Tyner, and Many More, by Huw White.
25 Great Jazz Piano Solos, Featuring Jazz Piano Legends Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, Flerbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Art Tatum, McCoy Tyner, and Many More
Jazz/classical crossovers keep cropping up in jazz history, from Benny Goodman and Art Tatum
, through Jacques Loussier and the Modern Jazz Quartet to Brad Mehldau; some are more successful than others.
DeFranco, a member of the American Jazz Hall of Fame, performed at venues around the world for 75 years and recorded with musicians including Sinatra, Holliday, Art Tatum
, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett.
BORN Bryan Adams, Canadian rock singer, 1959 Art Garfunkel, American singer, 1941 Daniella Westbrook, UK actress, 1973, above DIED Mack Sennett, US film director, 1960 Art Tatum
, American jazz pianist, 1956 Eamonn Andrews, TV presenter, 1987, above
The long list of of renowned visually impaired musicians includes Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Art Tatum
, Blind Willie McTell, and the Blind Boys of Alabama for starters.
Influenced by the Orquesta Casino de la Playa (which adapted traditional guitar hooks to jazz-piano parts but retained traditional Cuban percussion), Valdes developed his own approaches to playing and arranging, aided by a piano technique heavily influenced by Fats Waller and Art Tatum
His program is a tribute to a variety of periods from European Romanticism to American Romance and will highlight composers such as Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin, Berlioz, Art Tatum
, Oscar Peterson and Gershwin.
Thanks to computer wizardry, it can stage "live" performances by some of the world's greatest classical and jazz pianists, such as Sergei Rachmaninoff and Art Tatum
, that would otherwise have been confined to 78rpm records.
The eye supplied him with fodder for the colorful stories he liked to tell, including how it ended up in the mouth of a Pekingese and the glass of gin that jazz pianist Art Tatum
had been drinking.
Re-performances of Gould, Rachmaninoff, and Art Tatum
are available on CD.
I've always felt that Louis Armstrong's inspired playing was a gift from heaven, and the genius of Art Tatum
surely must have come from the Holy Spirit.
The trio with bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren operates with a closer relationship to the established acoustic jazz tradition, likely to appeal to followers of Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk and Art Tatum
, to name just a few mellifluous trinklers.