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Videos: Art Tatum at the Piano

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Speaking of jazz piano, fans may be unaware that videos of Art Tatum
Art Tatum
Art Tatum
1909 - 1956
piano
in action exist and that the piano master also appeared in a couple of movies. There's also tape of Tatum's voice, which turns a name on a record label into a warm and charming guy...

Here's Tatum at New York's 3 Deuces, at 72 W. 52nd St....



Here's Tatum playing Yesterdays...



Here's Tatum in The Fabulous Dorseys. The personnel can be seen in the first few seconds of the clip...



Here's Tatum's voice...


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