The Art of Jazz Piano has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by -importcds
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.69
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Art of Jazz Piano
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Art of Jazz Piano


Price: $14.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
17 new from $8.14 6 used from $7.20
Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$14.95
$8.14 $7.20
$14.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Art of Jazz Piano + Jazz Icons: Oscar Peterson - Live in '63, '64 & '65 + Jazz Icons: John Coltrane Live in '60, '61 & '65
Price for all three: $46.78

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Art Tatum: The Art of Jazz Piano is still the only documentary portrait of the greatest jazz pianist ever. Using photographs and some rare footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Art Tatum
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Screen Edge
  • DVD Release Date: August 5, 2008
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BTODYI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,483 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By forwardintothepast on January 6, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This compendium of interviews, audio and VIDEO is Wonderful! The segments with Dick Hyman are every bit as instructive as the Tatum footage itself. Art's brother speaks about the pianist's early life, and the life of a blind, traveling musician of color in the 50's.
BUT, the REAL treasure here is some footage of Tatum that I did not know existed, much less had ever seen. The Tatum Trio footage that is included here was, to my previous knowledge, the only Tatum extant on film. Yet, here we have B & W television footage, from what could be the original Tonight Show, hosted by Steve Allen, or Nat Cole's variety show. The stageset is generic 50's show-biz, so I cannot tell. Tatum is shown in WONDERFUL detail playing Yesterdays by Jerome Kern.The performance is COMPLETE, not a fragment! Several of his signature devices are on display for all to SEE as well as to hear!
Hank Jones tells some stories, and plays a bit. Milt Hinton and Les Paul relate how Tatum changed their lives as musicians. The production is merely presentable, as it must have been a locally produced documentary. But, its value to the jazz archive is unique, in the same way that Tatum was unique, superlative, timeless and "beyond category" as Ellington used to say.
88melter
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Steven Forster on April 10, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Filled with anecdotes from a variety of musicians and several performance pieces by Mr. Tatum this was a delight to watch and listen to.
It's so easy to get caught up in how fast he played, but his touch and sense of beauty were also highlighted in these performances.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Xavier on February 3, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a must own. Art Tatum, pure genius, was with us for only a short time; however, left a bar too high for the rest of us to ever reach!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Castel Jean Claude on May 17, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Ce dvd est un exemple hors du commun sur le merveilleux pianiste qu'est Tatum :les differents temoignages de musiciens sont tout a fait éloquent;en particulier ceux d'Hank Jones lui mème tres ins
p
piré du maitre Art Tatum et de Milt Hinton fin analyste de sa musique

Jean claude Castel
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn S. on April 3, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Not enoug.h of Art Tatum playing the piano. To much narrative and not enough music. I had to much anticipation of piano playing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Art of Jazz Piano
This item: The Art of Jazz Piano
Price: $14.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?