Amazing YouTube Video Series #2: Art Tatum Playing Yesterdays
YouTube Amazing Music Video Series #2: Art Tatum playing Yesterdays
Art Tatum — Yesterdays
Date Posted on YouTube:
October 6, 2008
YouTube Original Poster’s Comments:
“Pianist extraordinaire Art Tatum performs “Yesterdays”.. composed by Jerome David Kern and Otto Harbach. “
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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.
A good biography of Art Tatum may be found at http://www.enotes.com/contemporary-musicians/tatum-art-biography.
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