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Tiny's Exercise (with variations)
Art Tatum, Tiny Grimes, Slam Stewart
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New York City, December, 1943
The "Art Tatum Trio" perform in a rare footage filmed in New York at the Three Duces night club on December 5, 1943.
Art Tatum, piano
Tiny Grimes, guitar
Slam Stewart, bass
The tune is "Tiny´s Exercise" written by Tiny Grimes, the guitarist of the group.
Don't you wish more film makers had hit the clubs with their cameras during this incredibly rich - and sadly under documented - period?
The union musician's strike against recording companies which lasted from 1942 to 1944 made studio recordings impossible so a lot of the early roots of bebop were not documented.
That's how we grow.