The music on this CD has never been previously released. The material was recorded from 1953 to 1955 and is comprised of three radio broadcasts and three television shows in New York, Portland and Hollywood. The radio tunes were recorded in the NBC studio, at a jazz club and in a concert hall. The television tunes are from the Spike Jones Show and the Tonight Show. Art Tatum is featured in both a solo and trio context, plus one tune where he's accompanied on piano by Steve Allen. All the music reveals Tatum's total command of the keyboard and also his unequalled talent for improvisation and high-speed stride playing. Art Tatum's sense of time is impeccable - as he says himself 'I have a rhythm section in my left hand'