Piano Starts Here

Piano Starts Here

by Art Tatum


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Piano Starts Here

There are many Art Tatum records available, but this is the one to pull out to amaze friends, particularly with Tatum's wondrous version of "Tiger Rag," during which he sounds like three pianists jamming together. This CD consists of Tatum's first studio session as a leader (which resulted in "Tea for Two," "St. Louis Blues," "Tiger Rag," and "Sophisticated Lady") and a remarkable solo concert performance from the spring of 1949. While "Tiger Rag" dwarfs everything else, the live set is highlighted by a very adventurous, yet seemingly effortless exploration of "Yesterdays," a ridiculously rapid "I Know That You Know," and the hard-cooking "Tatum Pole Boogie." This is an essential set of miraculous music that cannot be praised highly enough.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972326221
catalogNumber: 723262
Rank: 37136

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Tatum   Primary Artist,Piano

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Frank Driggs   Producer
Gene Norman   Contributor
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Gary Pacheco   Director
Chip Stern   Liner Notes
Allen Weinberg   Art Direction
Nedra Olds-Neal   Reissue Producer
Andrew Parker   Art Direction,Cover Design
Harry Da Costa   Composer
James Lyman Molloy   Composer

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