The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tatum spent most of his career as a solo pianist; in fact, it was often said that he was such an unpredictable virtuoso that it would be difficult for other musicians to play with him. Producer Norman Granz sought to prove that the theory was false, so between 1954 and 1956 he extensively recorded Tatum with a variety of other classic jazzmen, resulting originally in nine LPs of material that is now available separately as eight CDs and on this very full six-CD box set. In contrast to the massive solo Tatum sessions that Granz also recorded during this period, the group sides have plenty of variety and exciting moments, which is not too surprising when one considers that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tatum spent most of his career as a solo pianist; in fact, it was often said that he was such an unpredictable virtuoso that it would be difficult for other musicians to play with him. Producer Norman Granz sought to prove that the theory was false, so between 1954 and 1956 he extensively recorded Tatum with a variety of other classic jazzmen, resulting originally in nine LPs of material that is now available separately as eight CDs and on this very full six-CD box set. In contrast to the massive solo Tatum sessions that Granz also recorded during this period, the group sides have plenty of variety and exciting moments, which is not too surprising when one considers that Tatum was teamed in a trio with altoist Benny Carter and drummer Louie Bellson; with trumpeter Roy Eldridge, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster in separate quartets; in an explosive trio with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and drummer Buddy Rich; with a sextet including Hampton, Rich, and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison; and on a standard trio session.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Pablo
  • UPC: 025218440127
  • Catalog Number: 4401
  • Sales rank: 65,369

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blues in C (7:58)
  2. 2 Undecided (4:50)
  3. 3 Under a Blanket of Blue (6:13)
  4. 4 Blues in B Flat (5:43)
  5. 5 A Foggy Day (5:25)
  6. 6 Street of Dreams (3:49)
  7. 7 'S Wonderful (3:17)
  8. 8 Makin' Whoopee (6:11)
  9. 9 Old Fashioned Love (4:57)
  10. 10 (I'm Left with the) Blues in My Heart (5:55)
  11. 11 My Blue Heaven (4:00)
  12. 12 Hands Across the Table (3:41)
  13. 13 You're Mine, You (5:09)
  14. 14 Idaho (4:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Night and Day (6:08)
  2. 2 I Won't Dance (3:27)
  3. 3 In a Sentimental Mood (4:58)
  4. 4 The Moon Is Low (4:11)
  5. 5 Moon Song (4:59)
  6. 6 You Took Advantage of Me (3:33)
  7. 7 This Can't Be Love (3:48)
  8. 8 I Surrender, Dear (6:52)
  9. 9 I Won't Dance (3:30)
  10. 10 In a Sentimental Mood (4:57)
  11. 11 What Is This Thing Called Love? (6:58)
  12. 12 I'll Never Be the Same (6:34)
  13. 13 Makin' Whoopee (6:57)
  14. 14 Hallelujah (4:52)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Perdido (4:57)
  2. 2 More Than You Know (4:14)
  3. 3 How High the Moon (4:59)
  4. 4 London (6:16)
  5. 5 Stars Fell on Alabama (5:36)
  6. 6 Lover Man (5:58)
  7. 7 Prisoner of Love (6:07)
  8. 8 Love for Sale (Concept I) (9:36)
  9. 9 Love for Sale (Concept II) (6:14)
  10. 10 Body and Soul (5:21)
  11. 11 Please Be Kind (4:46)
  12. 12 This Can't Be Love (5:49)
  13. 13 Hallelujah (5:15)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Verve Blues (12:44)
  2. 2 Plaid (6:38)
  3. 3 Somebody Loves Me (7:10)
  4. 4 September Song (6:58)
  5. 5 Deep Purple (7:59)
  6. 6 September Song (2:37)
  7. 7 What Is This Thing Called Love? (7:39)
  8. 8 What Is This Thing Called Love? (7:50)
  9. 9 Just One of Those Things (7:10)
  10. 10 More Than You Know (3:34)
  11. 11 Some Other Spring (4:43)
Disc 5
  1. 1 If (3:29)
  2. 2 Blue Lou (3:01)
  3. 3 Love for Sale (5:28)
  4. 4 Isn't It Romantic? (3:54)
  5. 5 I'll Never Be the Same (4:50)
  6. 6 I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans (3:36)
  7. 7 Trio Blues (4:59)
  8. 8 Deep Night (5:45)
  9. 9 This Can't Be Love (4:35)
  10. 10 Memories of You (7:06)
  11. 11 Once in a While (5:10)
  12. 12 A Foggy Day (3:20)
  13. 13 Lover Man (6:34)
  14. 14 You're Mine, You (6:58)
  15. 15 Makin' Whoopee (3:33)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Deep Night (5:46)
  2. 2 Once in a While (4:58)
  3. 3 This Can't Be Love (4:25)
  4. 4 Gone with the Wind (4:45)
  5. 5 All the Things You Are (7:12)
  6. 6 Have You Met Miss Jones? (4:46)
  7. 7 My One and Only Love (6:11)
  8. 8 Night and Day (5:27)
  9. 9 My Ideal (7:13)
  10. 10 Where or When (6:24)
  11. 11 Gone with the Wind (4:49)
  12. 12 Gone with the Wind (4:48)
  13. 13 Have You Met Miss Jones? (4:58)
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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
Louie Bellson Contributor
Buddy DeFranco Contributor
Harry "Sweets" Edison Contributor
Roy Eldridge Contributor
Lionel Hampton Contributor
Barney Kessel Contributor
Buddy Rich Contributor
Ben Webster Contributor
Benny Carter Contributor
Norman Granz Producer
Red Callender Contributor
Phil DeLancie Mastering
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Ben Jordan Engineer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
John Simmons Contributor
Alvin Stoller Contributor
Marty Symes Composer
Val Valentin Engineer
Bill Douglass Contributor
Eric Miller Producer
Benny Green Liner Notes
Irene Kitchings Composer
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