TATUM vz. da HO :ho:

The story goes that Vladimir Horowitz was amazed by Tatum’s playing, and later remarked that he could not believe his eyes and ears. It might all be musical yarn, but Horowitz supposedly kept returning over and over to the jazz clubs “Downbeat” and the “Three Deuces” to hear Art Tatum improvise. Over several months, Horowitz was working on his own arrangement of the jazz classic “Tea for Two,” and he was eager to show Art Tatum his adaptation. Tatum listened carefully, and then sat down at the piano and played his own version of the piece. Amazed by Tatum’s interpretation, Horowitz asked where he could buy a score, to which Tatum supposedly replied, “Oh, I was just improvising.”

Subsequently, Horowitz remarked, “If Art Tatum took up classical music seriously, I’d quit my job the next day.” (x)

Art Tatum by Phil Stern, 1947.

  • hahaha da HO wuz genuinely intimidated by da inimitable TATUM zkillz
  • hahaha no da HO juz enjoyed hiz zpeed n zkillz but didn’t think da TATUM wuz a tru threat

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Da :ho: jus thinking about COCK FO TWO.

Rezpek da :potato: tho.

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I thunk I heard a story da when da HO wuz in da tatum crowd zumwhere in New York tatum said “da :ho: iz here in da crowd. Man, dat cat Kan really play”

O sumthin zimilah


There is a funny story in da WILD’z memoirz about da :ho: going to a :ghey: jazz club in Greenwich village or sum othah bohemian gay area and casually leaning against da 88 while the local mofo is playing it.

Mofo: “please Mr Ho, yo iz making moi nervouz”
:ho: (trying to be incognito): “Hoo iz diz horrorwitz? I c no horrorwitz!”


I think diz story is a bit BS

Da Tatum was like “da HO got it all covered”

Ahahahaha wut diz ztory really needz iz a

ZEPPET zettlement :sunglasses:


Oh come on. Dat truly sounds like BS.

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I remember a story (no idea if it’s legit) that when da :ho: first heard a Tatum record he asked who was playing. “Art Tatum,” said his friend.
“And who’s the other guy?” asked :ho:

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Very :zif: Vasary.

Hahah iz diz not da clazzic Vazary quote about hearin da ZIFF? :sunglasses:

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ahaha TRU!

Page 6 of dis: Georges Cziffra Festival /Budapest by MOMkult - Issuu

Thanks for clearing dat up, it’s been bugging me for years trying to source it.

There some really well written fan fiction porno on a Horowitz Tatum meeting. Some should look for and post.

You truly,

Lazy fuck


Ok I find

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haha da FATTY want to make uz believe he iz not da author :sunglasses:


sadly I cannot reed or rite . .

I make a mean omellette tho!

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Plus if I were to write intensely detailed fan fiction porno would be of a romantic encounter of Orio and So Young and maybe Jon England depending on how freaky I feel that day.

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