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There are 88 keys on a North American piano, but only 10 digits total on a human's hands. The question begs, how can one play all the possible notes? The answer: very quickly! In this hour we will explore a small sample of jazz pianists had the virtuosity to play rapidly, so much so that it could be said that the fingers flex faster than the eye can see. Let's dig some piano pyrotechnics.
|Art Tatum||Tea for Two||The Solo Masterpieces|
|Art Tatum||Undecided||The Group Masterpieces|
|Johnny Costa||A Foggy Day||Flying Fingers|
|Johnny Costa||It's Such a Good Feeling||Plays Mr. Rogers Neighborhood|
|Oscar Peterson & Benny Green||Limehouse Blues||Oscar & Benny|
|Oscar Peterson||The Spirit Feel||Swinging Brass|
|Nat 'King' Cole||Bop Kick||Best of the Nat 'King' Cole Trio|
|McCoy Tyner||The Wanderer||Extensions|
|Ben Sidran||Piano Players||Old Songs for the New Depression|
|Horace Silver||Nica's Dream||Horacescope|
|Herbie Nichols||The Hangover Triangle||Complete Studio Master Takes|
|Les McCann||Jack V. Schwartz||But Not Really|
|Art Tatum||Tiger Rag||The Piano Starts Here|