Piano Grand Master

Piano Grand Master

by Art Tatum

Largely self-taught, Art Tatum became one of the most accomplished pianists of the 20th century, and his polyrhythmic inventiveness on the instrument has seldom -- if ever -- been equaled. British record label Proper has assembled a budget-priced, four-disc box set spanning Tatum's prime years, an impressive 90-plus tracks (and a detailed 44 page booklet) that… See more details below


Largely self-taught, Art Tatum became one of the most accomplished pianists of the 20th century, and his polyrhythmic inventiveness on the instrument has seldom -- if ever -- been equaled. British record label Proper has assembled a budget-priced, four-disc box set spanning Tatum's prime years, an impressive 90-plus tracks (and a detailed 44 page booklet) that showcase the speed and clarity of this amazing musician. Most of the tracks are Tatum playing solo, but highlights from a 1944 all-star jazz concert at the Esquire Metropolitan Opera House are also included, as well as cuts from the Art Tatum Trio, with Tiny Grimes on guitar and Slam Stewart on bass. Tatum is generally considered a stride pianist, but he was so much more, and dropping in anywhere on these four discs will reveal some jaw-dropping piano music. A fine set, in which a master gets his due.

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Release Date:
Proper Box Uk


Disc 1

  1. Tiger Rag  - Art Tatum
  2. Tea for Two  - Art Tatum
  3. St. Louis Blues  - Art Tatum
  4. Tiger Rag  - Art Tatum
  5. Sophisticated Lady  - Art Tatum
  6. Moonglow  - Art Tatum
  7. I Would Do Anything for You  - Art Tatum
  8. When a Woman Loves a Man  - Art Tatum
  9. Emaline  - Art Tatum
  10. Love Me  - Art Tatum
  11. Cocktails for Two  - Art Tatum
  12. After You've Gone  - Art Tatum
  13. Stardust  - Art Tatum
  14. Ill Wind  - Art Tatum
  15. The Shout  - Art Tatum
  16. Beautiful Love  - Art Tatum
  17. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)  - Art Tatum
  18. I Ain't Got Nobody  - Art Tatum
  19. Stay as Sweet as You Are  - Art Tatum
  20. I Wish I Were Twins  - Art Tatum
  21. Gone With the Wind  - Art Tatum
  22. Stormy Weather  - Art Tatum
  23. Chloe  - Art Tatum
  24. The Sheik of Araby  - Art Tatum
  25. Tea for Two  - Art Tatum
  26. Deep Purple  - Art Tatum
  27. It Had to Be You  - Art Tatum

Disc 2

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

Disc 3

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

Disc 4

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

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Tatum   Primary Artist,Piano
Casey   Guitar
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Tiny Grimes   Guitar
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Slam Stewart   Bass
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Barney Bigard   Drums
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
John Collins   Guitar
Eddie Dougherty   Drums
Yank Porter   Drums
Billy Taylor   Bass
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
Joe Turner   Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul James   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Jules Massenet   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Claude Hopkins   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
Art Tatum   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Wayne King   Composer
Coleman Hawkins   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Tim Brymn   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Anne Caldwell   Composer
Bo Chatmon   Composer
Will Marion Cook   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Roger Graham   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Donald Heywood   Composer
Alexander Hill   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
M. Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Roger Wolfe Kahn   Composer
Henri Woode   Composer
Bobby Williams   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Kay Swift   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Ann Ronell   Composer
Lannie Scott   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Philip Braham   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Lee Gaines   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
James F. Hanley   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Egbert VanAlstyne   Composer
Francis Wheeler   Composer
Newell Chase   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Walter Jurmann   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Dave Peyton   Composer
Johnny Black   Composer

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