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Art Tatum

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1910–1956)

Black US jazz pianist. His prodigious technical virtuosity attracted the admiration of such classical pianists as Walter Geiseking and Vladimir Horowitz, who came to...

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Tatum, Art

Aaron Myers.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 292 words.

Art Tatum was born in Toledo, Ohio. He was partially blind from birth, his vision impaired by cataracts in both

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Tatum, Art

Eddie S. Meadows.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Keyboard. 1449 words.

Tatum, Art (13 October 1909–05 November 1956), jazz pianist, was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of a mechanic. The names of his parents are unknown. Tatum was born with cataracts in both...

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Tatum, Art

Eddie S. Meadows.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1289 words.

jazz pianist, was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of a mechanic. The names of his parents are unknown. Tatum was born with cataracts in both eyes. Several operations partially restored...

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Tatum, Art

Aaron Myers.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 292 words.

Art Tatum was born in Toledo, Ohio. He was partially blind from birth, his vision impaired by cataracts in both eyes. Tatum began playing the piano as a child, using his keen ear to...

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Art Tatum

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1910–1956)

Black US jazz pianist. His prodigious technical virtuosity attracted the admiration of such classical pianists as Walter Geiseking and Vladimir Horowitz, who came to...

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Tatum, Art

Eddie S. Meadows.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1289 words.

jazz pianist, was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of a mechanic. The names of his parents are unknown. Tatum

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Tatum Art

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1490 words.

b. 13 October 1909, Toledo, Ohio, USA, d. 5 November 1956, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a musical family,

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Tatum, Art(hur)

Felicity Howlett and J. Bradford Robinson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 1126 words.

(b Toledo, OH, Oct 13, 1909; d Los Angeles, Nov 5, 1956). American jazz pianist .

Despite seriously impaired vision (he was blind in one eye and had only partial sight in...

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Complete Capitol Recordings (Art Tatum album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Tatum was the primary influence on nearly every major jazz pianist, including McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson and Dave Brubeck. His Capitol recordings, mostly solo works performed in 1949 plus...

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Tatum, Art - The Complete Capitol Recordings

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 77 words.

Tatum was the primary influence on nearly every major jazz pianist, including McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson and Dave Brubeck. His

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Tatum, Art(hur, Jr.) (jazz)

Felicity Howlett.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 2510 words.

(b Toledo, OH, Oct 13, 1909; d Los Angeles, Nov 5, 1956). American pianist.

As he had seriously impaired vision (he was blind in one eye and had only partial sight in the other),...

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Tatum, Art(hur) (1910–1956)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 189 words.

Black US jazz pianist. His prodigious technical virtuosity attracted the admiration of such classical pianists as Walter Geiseking and Vladimir ...

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Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces (Art Tatum album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

These 125 selections were mostly recorded between late 1953 and early 1955.Four of the tracks were recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1956, just a few months before his ...

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Tatum, Art - The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 87 words.

These 125 selections were mostly recorded between late 1953 and early 1955.Four of the tracks were recorded at the Hollywood

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Tatum, Art(hur, Jr.) (13 Oct 1909)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 1121 words.

Tatum, who was visually impaired from birth (he was blind on one side and had partial sight on the other),

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Wilson, Teddy - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 168 words.

Together with Earl Hines and Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson was a definitive voice in swing piano playing, and a solid

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Donegan, Dorothy (6 April 1922)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 309 words.

Her stunning technical virtuosity made many a competitor flee from the stage, and she was compared to Art Tatum by

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Lewis, Ramsey (27 May 1935)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 254 words.

His earliest exposure to jazz was as a child listening with his father to recordings of Duke Ellington, Art Tatum,

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Monty Alexander

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Montgomery Bernard Alexander, 6 June 1944, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Alexander has built a reputation as a dynamic and technically brilliant pianist in the Art Tatum / Oscar...

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Michel Camilo

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 4 April 1954, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Composing his first song at the age of five, Camilo was heavily influenced by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner, as ...

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