Art Tatum – Tiger Rag [1933] [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

…for a Tuesday morning

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Στα 10 του, παιδί – θαύμα ήδη, ο Oscar Peterson άκουσε αυτό το track. Όταν κατάφεραν να τον πείσουν ότι αυτό που άκουγε προερχόταν από ένα και μόνο πιανίστα [στην αρχή αρνιόταν να το δεχτεί], έπεσε σε κατάθλιψη, εγκαταλείποντας το παίξιμο για ένα μήνα. Όπως είπε ο ίδιος αργότερα: “κανείς δεν παίζει σαν τον Art Tatum”.
Art Tatum, ο θρύλος των θρύλων του jazz πιάνου…

At the age of 10, already a child-prodigy, Oscar Peterson heard this track. When they managed to convince him that what he was listening came from a single pianist [he was refusing to accept it], he fell into depression, and refused to play the piano for a month. As he said later: “No one plays like Art Tatum“.
Art Tatum, a legend of the legends of jazz piano…

Mind blowing pianist!

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need Translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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