Art Tatum


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United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind

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99) tells of Art Tatum, who was playing keyboards on tiptoe at a very young age: first in church, and later in cafes.
Mirabassi, who cites influences ranging from Art Tatum and Bill Evans to Argentinean tango, is an apt choice for an anniversary, while still reserving a hint of unpredictability.
He was immensely appreciative, even awe-struck, by what others could do, not touching the piano for a month after listening to a record of Art Tatum, his hero.
King, Smokey Robinson, Art Tatum, Clara Ward and Jackie Wilson were his personal friends.
He enjoyed listening to the music of Art Tatum and admired the performing style of Victor Borge.
Wald lists recordings found on old jukeboxes in several Mississippi juke joints from 1941 (three years after Johnson died), that portray locals listening not only to popular blues artists like Bill Broonzy and Walter Davis, but also to white big handleaders Glenn Miller and Sammy Kaye, crooners like The Ink Spots and the 4 Clefs, and jazz artists like Earl Hines and Art Tatum.
He tuned in to a late-night radio station that played records by Charlie Parker, Powell, Thelonoius Monk, Duke Ellington and Art Tatum.
Having equalled the record of 180 winners in a season yesterday, Richard Hannon breaks it when Art Tatum (George Duffield) beats Be Exciting (John Dunlop/Tyrone Williams) in the nursery at Yarmouth.
Art Tatum actually picked out their seven-foot Steinway.
Reed is cited by the Library of Congress; he received the Ohio Governor's Award in the Arts in 1993; in 1997 the Common Space Center for Creativity named their auditorium in his honor, and in 1999, the Art Tatum African American Resource Center of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library honored his career on National Tap Dance Day.
But on up-tempo numbers like Kurt Weill's "Speak Low" and the title cut, an Irving Berlin tune, Hersch reveals an exuberant polyphony and a killer left hand that bring jazz piano legend Art Tatum to mind.
During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Hinton worked as a free-lance musician in Chicago, performing with legendary jazz artists, including Zutty Singleton, Jabbo Smith, Eddie South, Erskine Tate, and Art Tatum.
Jazz musicians such as Art Tatum, Count Basie, Joe Jones, Lester Young - they all wanted to play their instruments the way she sang.
One can hear in Eldar's music influences from the classic, the inspired drive of Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson, the exuberance of Dave Brubeck, and the intensity and introspection of Bill Evans.
Winner of numerous jazz competitions, Diehl is known for his distinctive interpretations of the music of Scott Joplin, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Art Tatum and Duke Ellington.