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Tiny's Exercise with variations
Art Tatum , Tiny Grimes, Slam Stewart
New York City, December, 1943
Filmed on December 5, 1943 at the Three Duces night club in New York City during World War II.
The Art Tatum Trio
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.
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