Color & Black & White
The only documentary portrait of Art Tatum. Using photographs and some rare footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius.
Included are interviews with musicians who played with him or who were influenced strongly by him: Guitarists Tiny Grimes & Les Paul, and pianists Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman & George Shearing.
Their reminiscences and demonstrations underline Tatum's status as the "musician's musician"
Features St Louis Blues, Tiger Rag, LaRocca & DeCosta, Ain't Misbehavin', Sweet Lorraine, Strange As It Seems, Rosetta, Aunt Hagar's Blues, I Got Rhythm, Humoresque, Toledo Blues, and My Ideal. Plus film clips: Tiny's Exercise, Yesterdays, Blue Monk, and Hothouse.