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The Resource Too marvelous for words : the life and genius of Art Tatum, James Lester

Too marvelous for words : the life and genius of Art Tatum, James Lester

Label
Too marvelous for words : the life and genius of Art Tatum
Title
Too marvelous for words
Title remainder
the life and genius of Art Tatum
Statement of responsibility
James Lester
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first full-length biography of the greatest virtuoso performer in the history of jazz. Lester has conducted almost a hundred interviews for this book, with surviving family, childhood friends, schoolteachers, and the famous jazz musicians who played with him or knew him. Tatum- who was virtually blind, suffering from 70 percent to 90 percent visual impairment -emerges as cheerful, fun-loving, energetic, and outgoing. Influences include: Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Fats Waller, and Earl Hines.-Derived from book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lester, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tatum, Art
  • Jazz musicians
  • Pianists
  • African American musicians
  • Tatum, Art
  • African American musicians
  • Jazz musicians
  • Pianists
  • United States
Label
Too marvelous for words : the life and genius of Art Tatum, James Lester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early development -- Early musical development -- A professional in Toledo -- New York and Chicago -- To California and Back -- The mind of a pianist -- 1939-1945 -- 1945-1949 : the be-bop years -- Tatum's "other" children -- 1950-1956
Control code
ocm28063559
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195083651
Lccn
93004284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
Stock number
a
Label
Too marvelous for words : the life and genius of Art Tatum, James Lester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early development -- Early musical development -- A professional in Toledo -- New York and Chicago -- To California and Back -- The mind of a pianist -- 1939-1945 -- 1945-1949 : the be-bop years -- Tatum's "other" children -- 1950-1956
Control code
ocm28063559
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195083651
Lccn
93004284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
Stock number
a

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