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    All there is? Art Tatum 1943

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    All there is? Tatum Art 1943
    This is the only video I have of pianist Art Tatum. Probably recorded around 1943 in New York.
    Arthur Tatum Jr. (1909 -- 1956) was an American jazz pianist.
    Art Tatum was known for his virtuosic piano playing and creative improvisation. Tatum was widely recognized among his colleagues as the most gifted jazz pianist alive. To many, he was one of the greatest pianists of any musical genre, and arguably one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Critic Scott Yanow declares that "Tatum's recordings still have the ability to scare modern pianists