Piano Grand Master

Piano Grand Master

by Art Tatum


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2003
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0805520020602
catalogNumber: 60


Disc 1

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

Disc 2

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

Disc 3

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

Disc 4

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

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
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
James Hanley   Composer

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