Sunday, June 24

Art Tatum

Usually when I see someone play piano who's better than me, I get encouraged to practice and get better. Art Tatum is different. He makes me want to quit. Or have a hand transplant.



5 comments:

Cornelius said...

That is so cool that you know who that is. He is really awesome!

Robotic Doc said...

Your jaw is not the only one dropping. Horowitz and Rubinstein were also dumbfounded by Tatum's virtousity. May I highly suggest Cziffra's rendition of Liszt's Grand Gallop Chromatique. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SygS5yz7x5M

jmoon said...

tag. feel free to play along :) (http://alienme.com/blogs/?p=273)

Matthew Westerholm said...

Cziffra was sick, Doc. Thanks for the link. Wowsers. Who are some of your favorites?

Matthew Westerholm said...

o.k. - on the first video, watch with :15 seconds left. He starts this crazy run from the bottom of the keys to the top.

He lets his LEFT HAND do about 2/3rds of it before his right takes over.

UNFAIR.