Art Tatum

When Rachmaninoff heard Art Tatum play, he said he was the great pianist in any style. When Art Tatum entered a club where Fats Waller was performing, Fats stood up saying, “I only play the piano, but tonight God is in the house.”

Here’s a video of him swinging Dvorak.

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~ by hobzcalvin on May 31, 2007.

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