The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
A rich and rewarding core sample, selected from one of Norman Granz's deepest gold mines. The full set of Tatum ensemble master takes was released on eight vinyl records in 1975, appearing with alternate takes as a box of seven compact discs in 1990. Since then, each separate session has been issued on a single, affordable CD. With the release of this best-of, the only remaining untried reissue format stratagem could almost be conducted according to the laws of chance. If someone were to divide up the existing 59 master takes saving the alternate takes for a "Best of the Tatum Alternates" compilation, the entire body of work could be issued as a numbered best-of series, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
A rich and rewarding core sample, selected from one of Norman Granz's deepest gold mines. The full set of Tatum ensemble master takes was released on eight vinyl records in 1975, appearing with alternate takes as a box of seven compact discs in 1990. Since then, each separate session has been issued on a single, affordable CD. With the release of this best-of, the only remaining untried reissue format stratagem could almost be conducted according to the laws of chance. If someone were to divide up the existing 59 master takes saving the alternate takes for a "Best of the Tatum Alternates" compilation, the entire body of work could be issued as a numbered best-of series, the titles carefully shuffled at random. But each volume would possibly still omit something that could be considered essential. This is the insoluble problem with anything calling itself a best-of. Fortunately, the Tatum group recordings produced by Norman Granz during the years 1954, 1955, and 1956 actually deserve the word "masterpieces." While Tatum himself is honored as one of the very most gifted and influential of all jazz musicians, without exception every musician who participated in these sessions was adept, inspired, and, in many cases, masterful. There are those who would suggest that the Art Tatum/Ben Webster date could stand by itself as the best of the group masterpieces. Here, for once, is a package worthy of its title. A bit of the best of some of the very best jazz ever recorded.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2003
  • Label: Pablo
  • UPC: 025218044028
  • Catalog Number: 2405440
  • Sales rank: 104,351

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Tatum Primary Artist, Piano
Louie Bellson Drums
Buddy DeFranco Clarinet
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Jo Jones Drums
Barney Kessel Guitar
Buddy Rich Drums
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone
Red Callender Bass
John Simmons Bass
Alvin Stoller Drums
Bill Douglass Drums
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Rudy Vallée Composer
Eubie Blake Composer
Lester Young Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Arthur Freed Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Ben Jordan Engineer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Ballard MacDonald Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Val Valentin Engineer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Charles Henderson Composer
Robert Sour Composer
Frank Eyton Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Newell Chase Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly a Masterpiece!

    I 1st heard of the collaboration of these artists in a Woody Allen film called September. This is an album of masterpieces. Highly recommended!

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