Willow Weep for Me

Art Tatum was the first jazz piano player that really knocked me out.  It was while looking for recordings of his that I first stumbled onto Mary Lou Williams.

In the book Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya: The Story of Jazz as told by the Men Who Made It (by Nat Shapiro and Nat Hentoff, Mary Lou Williams says,

“Whenever I wasn’t listening to Tatum, I was playing – Art inspired me so much.”