“Yes, I have a good Steinway. I got it about 9 years ago, since I have my house... that incidentally, was the first thing to come in the house, was the piano.”
Arthur Tatum Jr. (1909-1956) was an American jazz pianist. Tatum was widely considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time and influenced generations of jazz pianists. He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his performances, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity.
Critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries."