Piano Grand Master (4CD)

Art Tatum

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4
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Delivery Estimate
5-10 days
Genre
Jazz
Label
Proper Box
Released
July 14, 2003

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

Art Tatum was an enigma. Partially sighted, largely self-taught, yet one of the most technically accomplished piano players of the 20th Century (admired by classical composers and pianists as well by jazz audiences), he was not universally embraced by the jazz fraternity, some critics considering him too clever by half to be a real jazzman! On the other hand, fellow jazz pianist Teddy Wilson said of him, "You get all the finest jazz pianists in the world and let them play in the presence of Tatum. Then let Tatum play. Everyone (else) there will sound like an amateur". Such was Tatum's unrivalled dexterity and polyrhythmic inventiveness, the majority of his recordings during his 1932-1951 prime years covered by this 99-track, 4-CD set were unaccompanied solo performances, each a unique display of virtuosity without need of further embellishment. But he also recorded with a small band fronted by blues shouter Big Joe Turner, with an all-star line-up of jazz greats at a Metropolitan Opera House concert, and as the Art Tatum Trio with his regular club date accompanists, Tiny Grimes (guitar) and Slam Stewart (bass), all included here. This is the definitive anthology of an artistic genius.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX60
Barcode 0805520020602
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 180g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Tiger Rag -
2. Tea For Two -
3. St. Louis Blues -
4. Tiger Rag -
5. Sophisticated Lady -
6. Moonglow -
7. I Would Do Anything For You -
8. When A Woman Loves A Man -
9. Emaline -
10. Love Me -
11. Cocktails For Two -
12. After You've Gone -
13. Stardust -
14. Ill Wind -
15. The Shout -
16. Beautiful Love -
17. Liza -
18. I Ain't Got Nobody -
19. Stay As Sweet As You Are -
20. I Wish I Were Twins -
21. Gone With The Wind -
22. Stormy Weather -
23. Chloe -
24. The Sheik Of Araby -
25. Tea For Two -
26. Deep Purple -
27. It Had To Be You -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Oh, You Crazy Moon -
2. Over The Rainbow -
3. Day In Day Out -
4. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm -
5. Elegie -
6. Humoresque -
7. Sweet Lorraine -
8. Get Happy -
9. Lullaby Of The Leaves -
10. Tiger Rag -
11. Sweet Emaline, My Gal -
12. Love Me -
13. Begin The Beguine -
14. Rosetta -
15. Indiana -
16. Wee Baby Blues -
17. Stompin' At The Savoy -
18. Last Goodbye Blues -
19. Battery Bounce -
20. Lucille -
21. Rock Me, Mama -
22. Corrine Corrina -
23. Lonesome Graveyard Blues -
24. I Got Rhythm -
25. Mop, Mop -
26. Esquire Bounce -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. My Ideal -
2. Exactly Like You -
3. Flying Home -
4. Dark Eyes -
5. Body And Soul -
6. I Know That You Know -
7. Hallelujah -
8. Yesterdays -
9. Tatum Pole Boogie -
10. Willow Weep For Me -
11. I Cover The Waterfront -
12. Aunt Hagar's Blues -
13. Nice Work If You Can Get It -
14. Someone To Watch Over Me -
15. Dardanella -
16. Time On My Hands -
17. Sweet Lorraine -
18. Somebody Loves Me -
19. Don't Blame Me -
20. My Heart Stood Still -
21. You Took Advantage Of Me -
22. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Goin' Home -
2. Blue Skies -
3. It's The Talk Of The Town -
4. Dancing In The Dark -
5. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams -
6. Just-A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' -
7. You're Driving Me Crazy -
8. In A Sentimental Mood -
9. She's Funny That Way -
10. I'll Never Be The Same -
11. Night And Day -
12. It's Only A Paper Moon -
13. Three Little Words -
14. On The Sunny Side Of The Street -
15. Why Was I Born? -
16. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) -
17. Mean To Me -
18. I Guess I Have To Change My Plans -
19. Can't We Be Friends? -
20. What Is This Thing Called Love? -
21. Crazy Rhythm -
22. Limehouse Blues -
23. I'm Coming Virginia -
24. The Man I Love -