The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 1 (Remastered)
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||Moon Glow||Abbey Lincoln||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Love for Sale||Art Tatum||4:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Body and Soul||Art Tatum||5:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'||Art Tatum||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's Only a Paper Moon||Art Tatum||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Have You Met Miss Jones?||Art Tatum||4:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Stay As Sweet As You Are||Art Tatum||5:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Last Affair||Art Tatum||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Willow Weep for Me||Art Tatum||4:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Too Marvelous for Words||Art Tatum||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Took Advantage of Me||Art Tatum||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sophisticated Lady||Art Tatum||3:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm In the Mood for Love||Art Tatum||4:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Everything I Have Is Yours||Art Tatum||5:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blue Lou||Art Tatum||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Embraceable You||Art Tatum||4:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The first of eight CDs reissuing the 119 piano solo performances that Art Tatum recorded for Norman Granz during four marathon record sessions has its moments, although in general this series lacks the excitement of Tatum's earliest recordings. The pianist interprets such standards an this first volume as "Body and Soul," "It's Only a Paper Moon" and "Willow Weep for Me."
Truely the greatest of the great
If you want to hear a great piano player, you need to collect Art Tatum's solo masterpieces. At first you will think there are two people playing the piano. Not only does he have amazing skills, his music contains great feeling. I love this collection. I highly recommend it.
good god man!!! those fingers!!
Im not certain I have ever heard piano this amazing. Nothing short of Genius!!!
This is my favorite Tatum recording. The "official" review says it "lacks the excitement of his earlier recordings." Hogwash. These selections show the sophistication of a mature artist. Less zoom-bang-pow, but more depth. Check out his reharmonizations on every tune -- unequalled in perhaps all of jazz. And his rhythmic displacement on the bridge of "Body and Soul" would throw off almost any drummer.
Some of he most beautiful jazz piano in history is on this album. Get it.
Born: October 13, 1909 in Toledo, OH
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s