Happy Birthday to the great Art Tatum born on this day in 1909!

He was considered a piano genius and a virtuoso. Being diagnosed He was legally blind and taught himself to play the piano. In the 1930s be wowed the world with his incredible skills. His recordings and legend will continue to inspire piano players and musicians alike.

“Tatum’s playing was unworldly, unreal because his standard was so high.” –  Dick Hyman via NPR Music

Born: October 13, 1909, Toledo, OH
Died: November 5, 1956, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Room, Los Angeles, CA

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