Continuing our chat about influences in our music….
So Hyun….I really like Art Tatum’s music, so I imitated a lot of accents and harmonies, so I think it comes out naturally from me.Karen: I adore Art Tatum’s style, simplicity and Bach-like complexity all bound into one. It’s really interesting to note that he was blinded in one eye. It reminds me of a short period of time when I lost my hearing in one ear and suddenly could not improvise at all. The connection between hand and ear was broken. It was devastating but turned out it was only for a month or two until my inner eardrum healed.