The tunes on this CD have never been previously released and the music was originally recorded live on Steve Allen's Tonight Show and in clubs in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago during the year before Tatum died. Tatum plays in trio format except for three solo numbers. The repertoire consists of Art Tatum favourites and popular swing jazz standards. Tatum was the most exceptional and technically brilliant jazz pianist of all time, the benchmark against which all jazz pianists are measured.
The only recorded trio versions by Tatum of I Cover The Waterfront and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams are to be found on this CD.