Amazing YouTube Video Series #2: Art Tatum Playing Yesterdays

YouTube Amazing Music Video Series #2: Art Tatum playing Yesterdays

YouTube Title:
Art Tatum — Yesterdays

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YouTube Original Poster’s Comments:
Pianist extraordinaire Art Tatum performs “Yesterdays”.. composed by Jerome David Kern and Otto Harbach.

Views of this video when posted on MusTech.Net:
62,300

YouTube Snapshot:

Art Tatum

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MusTech.Net Comment:

Art Tatum is arguably (and I believe rightfully so) the best jazz pianist to have graced our world.   I was first turned on to Art Tatum and his extraordinary piano playing while taking one of Chas Baker’s Jazz classes at Kent State University years ago.   The first time I heard Art Tatum play “Tiger Rag” it was obvious to me that few pianist ever born were in his league (as in a league of his own). 

It is extremely hard to find any video of Art Tatum and this find on YouTube is one of the true jazz treasures out there to be gleaned.  It is amazing to me how relaxed and casual he is while playing such difficult piano passages.   The music that  Art Tatum created is a true American treasure.

Misc. Information:

A good biography of Art Tatum may be found at http://www.enotes.com/contemporary-musicians/tatum-art-biography.

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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