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Art Tatum - The Art Of Jazz Piano
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:58:55 AM »
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The only documentary portrait of the greatest jazz pianist ever. Includes rare photographs, interviews, and more.

Art Tatum: The Art of Jazz Piano is still the only documentary portrait of the greatest jazz pianist ever. Using photographs and some rare footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians who played with him or who were influenced strongly by him: Guitarists Tiny Grimes & Les Paul, and pianists Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman and George Shearing. Their reminiscences and demonstrations underline Tatum's status as the "musician's musician."


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Re: Art Tatum - The Art Of Jazz Piano
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 05:07:41 AM »
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The only documentary portrait of the greatest jazz pianist ever. Includes rare photographs, interviews, and more.

Art Tatum: The Art of Jazz Piano is still the only documentary portrait of the greatest jazz pianist ever. Using photographs and some rare footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians who played with him or who were influenced strongly by him: Guitarists Tiny Grimes & Les Paul, and pianists Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman and George Shearing. Their reminiscences and demonstrations underline Tatum's status as the "musician's musician."




Cool clips, Tatum was truly a legend, I believe only Oscar peterson was second best in that style of playing......

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Re: Art Tatum - The Art Of Jazz Piano
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 05:11:20 AM »
Cool clips, Tatum was truly a legend, I believe only Oscar peterson was second best in that style of playing......

Peterson wasn't even close to Tatum's refinement. Peterson was flashy but his style of playing was mostly based on blues patterns adapted to the emerging style that be-bop was at the time. Bud Powell was also influenced by Tatum but was a much greater pianist then Peterson. Tatum's influence can even be heard in McCoy Tyner's work.

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Re: Art Tatum - The Art Of Jazz Piano
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 05:52:43 AM »
Peterson wasn't even close to Tatum's refinement. Peterson was flashy but his style of playing was mostly based on blues patterns adapted to the emerging style that be-bop was at the time. Bud Powell was also influenced by Tatum but was a much greater pianist then Peterson. Tatum's influence can even be heard in McCoy Tyner's work.

Peterson brought his own style to the scene....no one is comparable to tatum, but Peterson swung better than anyone else in my opinion, his licks were like any other, peterson was just very unique