Humoresque No. 7

Art Tatum

October 13, 1909 – November 5, 1956

Jazz pianist Art Tatum had conceptions about the way music should be played as sharp as his razor-sharp reflexes. Although his eyesight was nearly nonexistent, particularly in early life, his ability to name and hold a note was impeccable.

His rag-time inclinations and dedication caused his considerable popularity to wane somewhat as the jazz world became enamored with the bebop sound.