Art Tatum was one of the greatest pianists ever to inhabit the
world of jazz. A huge influence, such pianists as Bud Powell,
Oscar Peterson and Lennie Tristano all claimed to have owed
something to Art Tatum's keyboard mastery, while classical
virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz is reputed to have remarked "If Art
Tatum took up classical piano seriously, I'd quit my job next day!"
A fitting epitaph for a jazz genius.