First, Art Tatum with Slam Stewart and Tiny Grimes in 1943 perform “Tiny’s Exercise”. Then “Art’s Blues” from the 1947 film “The Fabulous Dorseys”. It’s Art Tatum plus Tommy Dorsey (TB), Jimmy Dorsey (C), Charlie Barnet (TS), Ray Bauduc (D) and Ziggy Elman (T).
Here is Art Tatum in 1954 with “Yesterdays”, as only he can play it. Although legally blind, like so many great musicians, the purported handicap seemed to open a little wider window to his soul.