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  •  Love Oscar and Errol, Basie and Nat, so many more (3+ / 0-)
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    itsjim, PSzymeczek, cweinsch

    What a pantheon of talent. As far as an Art Tatum story goes, I read that Stephane Grapelli was considering concentrating on piano, when he heard an Art Tatum recording. It intimidated him so much, he decided that the violin was a pretty good choice, after all.

    I don't know if that's a true story, but it sounds good, and fits in with the way many people feel about Tatum.

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