Art Tatum

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Art Tatum with Oscar Pettiford - Gjon Mili

Art Tatum By David Stone Martin

(photo:Gjon Mili; bassist-Oscar Pettiford) There is no doubt that Art Tatum is the greatest pianist that ever lived. If you’ve never heard his music, go get some a.s.a.p. This particular David Stone Martin illustration is interesting as a real study of his minimalistic drawing style as you can see from the Gjon Mili photo that it was taken from. View Art Tatum YouTube Video Order Art Tatum CD From Amazon

Billie and Art Tatum, taken at the Downbeat Club in December 1946

Billie and Art Tatum, taken at the Downbeat Club in December 1946

Art Tatum & Oscar Peterson- R.I.P. My Heroes in their approach, intelligence, Phenomenal skill level, PASSION for their art/craft. Also at that period African Americans had a much harder time at certain venues, Besides the colored signs and having to enter places in the back. They are truly two Iconic individuals whose works are internationally respected. <3 :-)

Art Tatum & Oscar Peterson- R.I.P. My Heroes in their approach, intelligence, Phenomenal skill level, PASSION for their art/craft. Also at that period African Americans had a much harder time at certain venues, Besides the colored signs and having to enter places in the back. They are truly two Iconic individuals whose works are internationally respected. <3 :-)

No limitations. American jazz pianist Art Tatum. Nearly blind, he is still considered one of the greatest jazz pianists. Imagination, improvisation and virtuosity. Toledo,1909 - Los Angeles,1956

No limitations. American jazz pianist Art Tatum. Nearly blind, he is still considered one of the greatest jazz pianists. Imagination, improvisation and virtuosity. Toledo,1909 - Los Angeles,1956

Billie Holiday, Art Tatum, Big Sid Catlett and Oscar Pettiford, Metropolitan Opera House, NYC, January, 1944

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Billie Holiday, Art Tatum, Big Sid Catlett and Oscar Pettiford, Metropolitan Opera House, NYC, January, 1944

John Collins, Art Tatum, & Slam Stewart, Chicago c.1950, photo by Nat Singerman

John Collins, Art Tatum, & Slam Stewart, Chicago c.1950, photo by Nat Singerman

Art Tatum

Art Tatum, 'The Musician's Musician'

Count Basie called him "The 8th Wonder of the World" and the clarity and speed of his playing has never been matched.

[Portrait of Art Tatum, Vogue Room, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948] (LOC)…

[Portrait of Art Tatum, Vogue Room, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948] (LOC)

[Portrait of Art Tatum, Vogue Room, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948] (LOC)…

Art Tatum

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<1931 … 1933> Jan 1 Giuseppe Patanè born (Naples) Italian conductor. Died 1989 5 Johnny Adams born (New Orleans, LA) American blues singer. Died 1998 Henry Cowell’s Dance of Sport…

Tiny Grimes with Art Tatum and Slam Stewart at the Three Deuces, NYC, 1944, owner Morris Levy in the background

Tiny Grimes with Art Tatum and Slam Stewart at the Three Deuces, NYC, 1944, owner Morris Levy in the background

THIRTY FINGERS AND NO PIANO…Art Tatum, Erroll Garner and Count Basie, jazz pianistsSource of pic: pinterest.com

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