Art Tatum

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Noun1.Art Tatum - United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blindArt Tatum - United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
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Scholars in jazz studies will also be interested to read Andrew Raffo Dewar's problematization of technology and embodiment in his study of recent "reperformances" of Art Tatum's recorded piano improvisations (chap.
She also came to know jazz and R&B greats invited to the family home -- Cooke, Art Tatum, Dinah Washington, Fats Domino and Bobby Bland.
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.
You, heir to Art Tatum. You, so smooth and hip, the hippest.
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. The innovative Valdes was frequently credited with developing the batanga, a fast and intricate new groove that extensive radio exposure in 1952 turned into a dance craze.
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.