Saturday, February 23, 2008

Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum by Robert Andrew Parker

Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum
by Robert Andrew Parker
Schwartz & Wade Books
unpaged

The story of young Art Tatum who became one of the all-time greats of jazz piano.


2 comments:

Teresa said...

I liked this book a lot. I enjoyed learning about Art Tatum and have placed one of his recordings on hold. My only criticism is that I would have appreciated less visual descriptions and more sound and smell and touch descriptions since Art Tatum's eye sight was limited.

AmberR said...

I really enjoyed this book. I thought the way the story was told in first person made the book more personal. I also thought the illustrations complimented the story perfectly. I thought the voice the author used to tell this story was really unique and easy to relate to. THis book would be great to use in a music class when teaching on jazz and contemporary style music.