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June 20, 2007 Art Tatum was once called "The 8th Wonder of the World" due to his speed of his playing.

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November 5, 2006 He's one of the great piano geniuses of all time, in any genre. Yet his legacy is often overlooked.

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Which composer would you choose to have dinner with?

November 5, 2010 This week, we asked the question: which long-gone composer would make the perfect dinner guest.

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October 18, 2006 What did Art Tatum sound like playing a party or an after-hours club in the company of friends?

March 9, 2005 A new single from The Postal Service; The Pink Floyd-inspired Radar Brothers; Ambient electronic...

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August 1, 2001 Art Tatum deftly mastered stride, swing, and boogie woogie with fast reflexes on jazz piano.

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Fats Waller seemed to pack 10 lifetimes of fun into his 39 years on the planet.

April 12, 2010 In 1920, the next evolutionary step from ragtime piano wasn't a step at all; it was a stride.

Empty pockets.

May 4, 2009 Feeling broke? Listen to these five jazz tunes: a good investment for your ears and your soul.

Lester Young gave Billie Holiday her nickname: "Lady Day."

April 23, 2009 Hear songs by six great American jazz musicians who would have turned 100 in 2009.

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  • Label: Storyville
  • Released: 2006
 

The Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Volume 1

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  • Label: Pablo
  • Released: 1994
 

God is in the House

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Piano Starts Here

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The Definitive Art Tatum

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God Is in the House

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The Chronological Art Tatum: 1949

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