Down Beat Magazine-July 28, 1954 Magazine. This item is a vintage mounted Down Beat Magazine-which originally sold for thirty five cents. The magazine features a cover photo of jazz musician Art Tatum plus an article with photos.Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. (October 13, 1909 – November 5, 1956) was an American jazz pianist. Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time,and was a major influence on later generations of jazz pianists. He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his performances, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity. Critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries." The mounted magazine has a hand signed cut signature by Art Tatum which is affixed to the front. The cut signature is approximately 1 1/2" X 2 1/2".......BOTH MAGAZINE AND AUTOGRAPH IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
HeadlineArt Tatum "Down Beat" Jazz Magazine 1954 Signed Autograph Cover Photo