Art Tatum The Complete Capitol Recordings (2-CD)
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Format: CD (2 Discs)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: November 25, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Blue Note Records
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Willow Weep For Me
- 2.I Cover The Waterfront
- 3.Aunt Hagar's Blues
- 4.Nice Work If You Can Get It
- 5.Someone To Watch Over Me
- 7.Time On My Hands
- 8.Sweet Lorraine
- 9.Somebody Loves Me
- 10.Don't Blame Me
- 11.My Heart Stood Still
- 12.You Took Advantage Of Me
- 13.I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
- 14.How High The Moon
- 15.Promotional Interview With Art Tatum And Paul Weston
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Makin' Whoopee
- 2.Goin' Home
- 3.Blue Skies
- 4.It's The Talk Of The Town
- 5.Dancing In The Dark
- 7.September Song
- 8.Melody In F, Opus 3, No. 1
- 9.Tea For Two
- 10.Out Of Nowhere
- 11.Just One Of Those Things
- 13.Would You Like To Take A Little Walk
Personnel: Art Tatum (piano); Everett Barksdale (guitar); Slam Stewart (bass).
Producer: F.M. Scott III.
Compilation producers: Michael Cuscuna, Pete Welding.
Recorded in Los Angeles, California between 1949 and 1952. Includes liner notes by Pete Welding.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Art Tatum (piano); Everett Barksdale (guitar).
Liner Note Authors: Paul Weston; Pete Welding.
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (1949-1952).
Look up "jazz piano" in the dictionary and don't be surprised if you see the beatific visage of Art Tatum, the man who is truly the definition of that term. Tatum was the primary influence on nearly every major jazz pianist, including McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson and Dave Brubeck. His Capitol recordings, mostly solo works performed in 1949 plus a few trio numbers cut in '52, amply demonstrate the sensitivity and sophistication that were his trademarks. The tunes he recorded for Capitol were mostly ballads, which he redefined through his innovative harmonic sensibilities and his assured-but-fluid rhythms .
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