Joe Turner in New York City
from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 175-176:
[…] I went there [to 'a buffet flat' where Art Tatum played after hours] and waited for Art to come.
Art arrived at two o'clock sharp. I got up from the piano and greeted him. He asked me if I was the Joe Turner who had made a reputation with a fine arrangement of "Liza". I said it was me and begged him to play piano for me. After he had refused to play before hearing me (and, of course, with Art I lost the argument), I played first "Dinah" for warmin' up and then my "Liza".
When I had finished, Art Tatum said, "Pretty good." I was offended because … more >>
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 175-176. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435055280725 accessed: 5 December, 2023
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|Three little words||performed by Art Tatum|
written by Joe Turner
|performed by Art Tatum|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary|