Random thoughts from a largely-useless man.
Old radio shows, old movies, the simple life.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum
When Oscar Peterson was still a young boy, his father played him a recording of Art Tatum performing "Tiger Rag". Once the young Peterson was finally persuaded that it was performed by a single person, Peterson was so intimidated that he did not touch the piano for weeks.