Jazz pianist Art Tatum was born on this date in 1909.  Tatum once walked into a club where Fats Waller was playing and Waller stopped and announced something like: "Ladies and gentlemen, God has just entered the building."

Jazz pianist Art Tatum (born Tatum once walked into a club where Fats Waller was playing and Waller stopped and announced something like: "Ladies and gentlemen, God has just entered the building.

Red Garland... Pianist on Miles Davis' first great Quintet, and stellar leader himself.

We celebrate the birthdays of two frequent Miles Davis collaborators - Red Garland (May 1923 - hard-bop pianist, known for his block-chord style. Garland became famous in 1955 when he.

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Earl Hines — Musik, Videos, Konzerte, Statistiken und mehr - kostenlos bei Last.

Built Pieces like Igor Stravinsky, Duke Ellington was a brilliant assembler of other people's music.

Art Tatum

Art Tatum - Art was his own genre. The state of the art across all musical styles. Just listening to Art requires disciplined ear practice.

Dave Brubeck performing at The Haig in Los Angeles, 1950. -Bob Willoughby Photography

Dave Brubeck - west coast jazz great known for breaking the color barrier with an integrated combo in the fifties and for the timeless jazz standard, "Take Five." (Photo by Willoughby Photography)

Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer.  Widely recognized as a pivotal figure in early jazz, Morton is perhaps most notable as jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential spirit and characteristics when notated. His composition "Jelly Roll Blues" was the first published jazz composition, in 1915.

William laments suppression of individual rights in the name of the War on Terror and wonders why Obama has not rescinded them all

For being the greatest pianist in American's truest art form - jazz, Oscar Peterson you inspire me.

Oscar Peterson: smooth piano player and icon to jazz

Hazel Home Art and Antiques Wausau, Wisconsin: The Oscar Peterson Trio featuring Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar.

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Master pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Personally, love to hear him at the [acoustic] piano.

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