Sunday, January 11, 2015

Art Tatum plays Chopin (Valse in C# Minor, Op. 64, No. 2)

Vladimir Horowitz once said that if Art Tatum ever took up classical music seriously, Horowitz would quit the next day. This incomplete piece was recorded on a cheap tape recorder at somebody's home, but the sheer inventiveness, mixing jazz and Chopin and the technique of Tatum clearly puts him in a class by himself.

No comments: