Art Tatum: TatumArt - Live Performances 1934-1956 (10 CDs + DVD)

Art Tatum: TatumArt - Live Performances 1934-1956 (10 CDs + DVD)

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Media: DVD (Region 0), CD
Artist: Art Tatum
Catalogue #: STV1088603


The incomparable pianist Art Tatum died more than fifty years ago, yet his amazing playing and recordings left an indelible mark on jazz and continue to astonish, inspire, and set a seemingly unattainable pinnacle of excellence for today's pianists in all genres of music. For many, their first hearing of Tatum was a transforming moment.

This ten CD Tatum box contains over twelve hours of his music, almost all of it recorded live. On most of these occasions he was free to play what he wanted to for as long as he wished, to talk to his friends, and even sing along when the spirit moved him. His competitive spirit burst forth when he played with others. As always, the articulation and the conceptions were impeccable.

The vast majority of the tracks on CD's one through nine have been previously issued only on the Storyville label. Twenty-one of the twenty-three tracks on CD ten included here have never been issued before.

Because Art Tatum was legally blind, most written scores of his performances were first laboriously transcribed from disc recordings, and later from CDs. There is an almost cottage industry of pianists attempting to play some of these, or their own transcriptions. It is extraordinary that so many pianists have tried to play the music of Art Tatum, even though it was not composed by him. Of course, although Art was not a composer in the traditional sense, he was always re-composing the American popular song by creating new harmonies, textures, rhythms, and enhancements. The results were models of structure even when totally and newly improvised.

This box presents the Piano genius as you've never heard him before.

Click on a song below to find all titles, including compilations, that contain it.
A Ghost Of A Chance
Ain't Misbehavin'
Air Mail Special
Aunt Hagar’s Blues
Basin Street Blues
Begin The Beguine
Blue Skies
Body And Soul
Can't We Be Friends
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Danny Boy
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Don't Blame Me
Down By The Old Mill Stream
Embraceable You
Esquire Blues
Exactly Like You
Fine And Dandy
Flying Home
Gershwin Medley
Goin’ Home
Honeysuckle Rose
How High The Moon
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Cover The Waterfront
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
I Know That You Know
I’ll See You Again
I’ll See You In My Dreams
I’m In The Mood For Love
If I Had You
If You Hadn’t Gone Away
I'm Beginning To See The Light
It Had To Be You
I've Found A New Baby
I've Got The World On A String
Jitterbug Waltz
Just One Of Those Things
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Let Me Off Uptown
Mean To Me
Melody In F
Memories Of You
Mighty Lak A Rose
Moon Song
More Than You Know
Morning Noon And Night
My Heart Stood Still
My Wonderful One/Art’s Boogie
Night And Day
Nine Twenty Special
Oh! Lady Be Good
Oh, Lady Be Good!
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Out Of Nowhere
Poor Butterfly
September Song
She's Funny That Way
Sittin' And Rockin'
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Soft Winds
Somebody Loves Me
Someone To Watch Over Me
Song Of The Vagabonds
St. Louis Blues
Star Dust
Stay As Sweet As You Are
Stormy Weather
Sugar Foot Stomp
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Tea For Two
The Continental
The Kerry Dance
The Man I Love
The Very Thought Of You
This Can’t Be Love
Three Little Words
Tiny's Exercise
Valse In C# Minor
What is this thing called Love
When Day Is Done
Where Or When
Willow Weep For Me
Would You Like To Take A Walk
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
You Go To My Head
You Took Advantage Of Me
Young And Healthy

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 06/04/2013
Format: Recorded Performance
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Brand: Storyville Records

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