Oscar Peterson - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, pages 133-134:

When I asked about people who have influenced you, I was hoping for some stories about Art Tatum. He's a legend, but unfortunately very few of us had the pleasure of hearing him in person. Do you know the story of when I first heard him? When I was getting into the jazz thing—or thought I was—as a kid, my father thought I was a little heavy about my capabilities, so he played me Art's recording of "Tiger Rag." First of all, I swore it was two people playing. When I finally admitted to myself that it was one man, I gave up the piano for a month. I figured it was hopeless to practice. My …   more >>
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Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 133-134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431085570696 accessed: 21 July, 2024


Oscar Peterson

Listening to

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Tiger Rag performed by Art Tatum

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 12:46:10 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:23:43 +0100