Storyville Art Tatum

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Featuring 29 solo piano performances by Art Tatum recorded between 1932 and 1953, this Storyville Records set shows that Tatum's astounding skills never truly diminished. Put simply, he was the greatest solo pianist in the history of jazz, and it is unimaginable that anyone will ever surpass him. What's here is somewhat of a mixed bag, with several live radio performances ("Where or When," "Chinatown, My Chinatown," "Lulu's Back in Town"), live recordings from the Embers in New York ("Don't Blame Me," "Memories of You"), and a pair of rare recordings from a 1949 set in a Toronto club ("The Continental," Chopin's "Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2"). There are also two ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Featuring 29 solo piano performances by Art Tatum recorded between 1932 and 1953, this Storyville Records set shows that Tatum's astounding skills never truly diminished. Put simply, he was the greatest solo pianist in the history of jazz, and it is unimaginable that anyone will ever surpass him. What's here is somewhat of a mixed bag, with several live radio performances ("Where or When," "Chinatown, My Chinatown," "Lulu's Back in Town"), live recordings from the Embers in New York ("Don't Blame Me," "Memories of You"), and a pair of rare recordings from a 1949 set in a Toronto club ("The Continental," Chopin's "Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2"). There are also two versions of Tatum playing his signature "Tiger Rag" here, as well as a breezy version of "Devil in the Moon." Anything Tatum attempted on the piano became transformed, and even standard pieces like "Willow Weep for Me" become exhilarating, careening pieces in Tatum's hands. Sonic qualities vary from track to track here, and this probably isn't the ideal introduction to Tatum, but his singular abilities made each and every time he sat down at the piano worth hearing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2006
  • Label: Storyville Records
  • UPC: 717101850327
  • Catalog Number: 1018503
  • Sales rank: 145,503

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Tatum Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Rudolf Friml Composer
Eubie Blake Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Claude Hopkins Composer
Art Tatum Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Frédéric Chopin Composer
Con Conrad Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Alexander Hill Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Teddy Powell Composer
Henry Brooks Composer
Richard Himber Composer
Henri Woode Composer
Bobby Williams Composer
Kay Swift Composer
Ann Ronell Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Clifford R. Burwell Composer
William Jerome Composer
James Warburg Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Jean Schwartz Composer
Brian Hooker Composer
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