Peterson was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1925 and his guiding light was fellow pianist Art Tatum
Johnson and Art Tatum
(if the intent was to cover the most "influential" jazz pianists), no one would doubt the significance of those included: Basle, Brubeck, Ellington, Evans, Hancock, Hines, Jamal, Monk, Morton, Peterson, Powell, Shearing, Silver, Tristano and Tyner.
Silver quickly developed his own irresistible style, emphasizing rhythm and subtle, buoyant melodies, incorporating the techniques of a variety of influences - Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum
, among others.
Glenn Gould, Art Tatum
and Alfred Cortot among artists whose piano performances have been recreated
Chrysler, a good neighbor and good citizen, sponsors various community events through its philanthropic arm, The Chrysler Foundation, including the Art Tatum
Jazz Heritage Festival, Toledo Urban League, City's Youth Entrepreneur Program, Toledo Opera, the Toledo Museum of Art, Valentine Theatre and the Diamante Awards.
The show is spiced with anecdotes about the musicians involved and it becomes apparent that many of the characters, Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins, Art Tatum
and Stuff Smith for example, were not the world's most sober, responsible, mortgage-paying citizens.
Green goes back further than Peterson for his solo inspiration, taking in the styles of Art Tatum
and James P Johnson along the way.
The pianist, who died in 1963 at age 44, had a technique that drew on Jelly Roll Morton, Art Tatum
and classical composers.
Zenph has also used this process to capture a recording made by Art Tatum
two years before his death in 1956.
Chrysler also sponsors a wide variety of community programs in Toledo, including the Art Tatum
Jazz Heritage Festival, the Toledo Urban League, City's Youth Entrepreneur Program, Toledo Opera, the Toledo Museum of Art, Valentine Theatre and the Diamante Awards.
Jazz album: ``20th Century Piano Genius,'' Art Tatum
- Recorded in two '50s sessions at the Beverly Hills home of a film composer, this twin-CD set beautifully illustrates the reason for Art Tatum
's unmatched reputation for dancing on the ivories.
He's also studied the masters, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum
, whom he calls "the real geniuses," and Stevie Wonder, whom he considers the Michael Jordan of music.