a video on youtube.
a few others on the page.  
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i sure wish my machine could play videos. my wife's will, but she always on it.

i hope to get a chance to watch this soon.

thanks, frank!
i finally got to watch it. tatum never fails to amaze!

did you also post this over in the videos room?
i didn't. i hadn't visited the room yet.
i suppose that's where it should have been posted.

a friend of mine sam melchionne from las vegas sent me the link.
he was a bandleader there from 1949 just after high school in nj
to the 80's. now with the internet we have renewed our friendship and  
communicate on a regular basis.  
i guess you could say he went to vegas when it was a prairie.
what is really amazing is that he learned all those classical tunes by ear...
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like, i've mentioned before, art had probably the best ear a jazz musician could ever have. i couldn't imagine learning for example chopin's fantazie impromptu in c# by ear. he, imho is the most talented jazz muscian who ever lived.

its been said that he could hear all the pitches/overtones and the domanating key in a flushed commode. :)

oscar peterson said that it wasn't really tatums technique that "wowed" him, but his naturally(incredible) good ear, sense of harmony and time.

i'm sure that if art had lived out his natural life span that he would have continued to adapt his style with the everchanging times.
i would like to see a movie made about his life.


jv'
try blindfolding yourself and then play a transcription like that!
i also love the fact that he treated all music the same.  he would play rosetta or something with the same approach he would play a chopin etude. i mean, the etude wouldn't be the written notes on a piece of paper, it was music to tatum and he would play it the way he thought was best.  flourishes, fills, reharmonizations, everything.  that's the problem with classical players these days- stuck to the music like it's important or something :)
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stuff smith also does an excellent jazz version of "humoresque".
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