Mary Lou Williams - mid 20th Century
I have perfect pitch, which I discovered in the third grade. My teacher didn't have a harp to tune us in, so I raised my hand and said, "I know what key you're singing in." She ran over to test me out on the piano and found out I had perfect pitch. On finger training, you have to sit down and practice passages or take things off records. I used to copy Art Tatum's runs, but that can be like exercises you'd get at school.
Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431074801727 accessed: 1 March, 2024
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written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
|performed by Art Tatum
|mid 20th Century