Piano Grand Master

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 805520020602
  • Catalog Number: 60
  • Sales rank: 117,660

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tiger Rag (2:00)
  2. 2 Tea for Two (3:14)
  3. 3 St. Louis Blues (2:39)
  4. 4 Tiger Rag (2:20)
  5. 5 Sophisticated Lady (3:17)
  6. 6 Moonglow (2:42)
  7. 7 I Would Do Anything for You (2:56)
  8. 8 When a Woman Loves a Man (3:03)
  9. 9 Emaline (2:38)
  10. 10 Love Me (2:56)
  11. 11 Cocktails for Two (2:49)
  12. 12 After You've Gone (3:01)
  13. 13 Stardust (3:17)
  14. 14 Ill Wind (2:57)
  15. 15 The Shout (2:48)
  16. 16 Beautiful Love (3:14)
  17. 17 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (2:58)
  18. 18 I Ain't Got Nobody (3:23)
  19. 19 Stay as Sweet as You Are (2:41)
  20. 20 I Wish I Were Twins (2:20)
  21. 21 Gone With the Wind (2:52)
  22. 22 Stormy Weather (3:13)
  23. 23 Chloe (3:26)
  24. 24 The Sheik of Araby (2:46)
  25. 25 Tea for Two (2:38)
  26. 26 Deep Purple (3:18)
  27. 27 It Had to Be You (2:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Oh, You Crazy Moon (2:28)
  2. 2 Over the Rainbow (3:51)
  3. 3 Day In - Day Out (3:30)
  4. 4 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (1:58)
  5. 5 Elegie (3:17)
  6. 6 Humoresque (3:06)
  7. 7 Sweet Lorraine (3:02)
  8. 8 Get Happy (2:46)
  9. 9 Lullaby of the Leaves (3:07)
  10. 10 Tiger Rag (2:16)
  11. 11 Sweet Emaline, My Gal (3:00)
  12. 12 Love Me (2:44)
  13. 13 Begin the Beguine (2:45)
  14. 14 Rosetta (2:52)
  15. 15 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (3:01)
  16. 16 Wee Baby Blues (2:54)
  17. 17 Stompin' at the Savoy (3:15)
  18. 18 Last Goodbye Blues (3:13)
  19. 19 Battery Bounce (2:32)
  20. 20 Lucillle (3:26)
  21. 21 Rock Me Mama (2:58)
  22. 22 Corrina, Corrina (2:29)
  23. 23 Lonesome Graveyard Blues (3:12)
  24. 24 I Got Rhythm (2:19)
  25. 25 Mop, Mop (5:05)
  26. 26 Esquire Bounce (2:04)
Disc 3
  1. 1 My Ideal (3:23)
  2. 2 Exactly Like You (5:08)
  3. 3 Flying Home (4:16)
  4. 4 Dark Eyes (4:44)
  5. 5 Body and Soul (4:39)
  6. 6 I Know That You Know (4:21)
  7. 7 Hallelujah (2:40)
  8. 8 Yesterdays (3:07)
  9. 9 Tatum Pole Boogie (2:25)
  10. 10 Willow Weep for Me (2:54)
  11. 11 I Cover the Waterfront (2:32)
  12. 12 Aunt Hagar's Blues (2:43)
  13. 13 Nice Work If You Can Get It (2:48)
  14. 14 Someone to Watch Over Me (2:50)
  15. 15 Dardanella (2:50)
  16. 16 Time on My Hands (3:05)
  17. 17 Sweet Lorraine (2:39)
  18. 18 Somebody Loves Me (2:46)
  19. 19 Don't Blame Me (2:55)
  20. 20 My Heart Stood Still (3:10)
  21. 21 You Took Advantage of Me (3:15)
  22. 22 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (2:55)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Goin' Home (3:10)
  2. 2 Blue Skies (2:52)
  3. 3 It's the Talk of the Town (3:21)
  4. 4 Dancing in the Dark (2:57)
  5. 5 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) (3:01)
  6. 6 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (2:47)
  7. 7 You're Driving Me Crazy (2:25)
  8. 8 In a Sentimental Mood (3:21)
  9. 9 She's Funny That Way (2:58)
  10. 10 I'll Never Be the Same (3:25)
  11. 11 Night and Day (3:30)
  12. 12 It's Only a Paper Moon (2:53)
  13. 13 Three Little Words (2:24)
  14. 14 On the Sunny Side of the Street (2:37)
  15. 15 Why Was I Born? (2:45)
  16. 16 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (2:47)
  17. 17 Mean to Me (2:42)
  18. 18 I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans (2:26)
  19. 19 Can't We Be Friends? (2:34)
  20. 20 What Is This Thing Called Love? (2:36)
  21. 21 Crazy Rhythm (2:20)
  22. 22 Limehouse Blues (2:24)
  23. 23 I'm Coming Virginia (2:46)
  24. 24 The Man I Love (5:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Tatum Primary Artist, Piano
Al 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 Sr. Bass
Joe Thomas Trumpet
John Collins Guitar
Joe Turner Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul James Composer
Big Joe Turner Composer
Antonin Dvorak 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
Pete 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 II 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
Al 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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