November 5, 1956: Virtuoso Jazz Pianist Art Tatum Dies.Art Tatum, who set the standard for jazz piano and inspired the young Oscar Peterson, died from uremia.
More facts on this day:
Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald records "Goodnight, My Love" with Benny Goodman's band.
Jimmie Lunceford's band records Sy Oliver's version of "Annie Laurie" featuring trombonist/vocalist Trummy Young.
Virtuoso Jazz Pianist Art Tatum Dies.
Pianist Keith Jarrett records his solo "The Sun Bear Concerts" in Kyoto, Japan.