Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Art Tatum By David Stone Martin

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(photo:Gjon Mili; bassist-Oscar Pettiford)

There is no doubt that Art Tatum is the greatest pianist that ever lived. If you’ve never heard his music, go get some a.s.a.p. This particular David Stone Martin illustration is interesting as a real study of his minimalistic drawing style as you can see from the Gjon Mili photo that it was taken from.

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1 comment:

jazzfidelity said...

Art Tatum was truly one of the greats, and a huge influence on Bud Powell, by the way, Joey, do you still have my copy of the 12" LP the Hampton-Tatum-Rich trio which you borrowed like 20 years ago (haha)?