Saturday, December 22, 2012

Days Of Mad Romance And Love


Art Tatum plays Yesterdays by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach. He made a record of it in 1949, so I imagine this video is from sometime around then. He died in 1956.

Practically blind, drank a lot. Could still blow anyone's doors off on the piano.

6 comments:

Johnny Glendale said...

Great pull! Tasty!

RJ said...

I play the piano, a little.

When I see or hear Art Tatum, I think "I can't move my fingers that fast."

Let alone make the outcome musical.

Anonymous said...

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Sam L. said...

Fastest Fingers In Teh West!

Anonymous said...

L@@k at THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k
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SippicanCottage said...

D-
He must be saving up to buy the rest of it.