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Art Tatum, 'The Musician's Musician'

From: NPR Music
Series: Jazz Profiles
Length: 58:00

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One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea for Two." Read the full description.

Jp_tatum250_small One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea for Two." Nearly blind, Tatum had artistic vision and ability that made him an icon of jazz piano, a musician whose impact will be felt for generations to come.

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One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea for Two." Nearly blind, Tatum had artistic vision and ability that made him an icon of jazz piano, a musician whose impact will be felt for generations to come.

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27:40 OC: ...National Public Radio
27:41 Music Break (1:04)
28:46 IC: In 1943, Art Tatum made a move...
53:59 OC: ...National Public Radio.