Art Tatum – The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces

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Art Tatum – The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces (sheet music download)


0:00:02 B̲l̲u̲e̲s̲ ̲I̲n̲ ̲C̲

0:08:08 ̲U̲n̲d̲e̲c̲i̲d̲e̲d̲

0:13:01 ̲U̲n̲d̲e̲r̲ ̲A̲ ̲B̲l̲a̲n̲k̲e̲t̲ ̲O̲f̲ ̲B̲l̲u̲e̲

0:19:21 ̲B̲l̲u̲e̲s̲ ̲I̲n̲ ̲B̲ ̲F̲l̲a̲t̲

0:25:04 ̲A̲ ̲F̲o̲g̲g̲y̲ ̲D̲a̲y̲

0:30:34 ̲S̲t̲r̲e̲e̲t̲ ̲O̲f̲ ̲D̲r̲e̲a̲m̲s̲

0:34:30 ̲S̲’̲W̲o̲n̲d̲e̲r̲f̲u̲l̲

0:37:48 ̲M̲a̲k̲i̲n̲’̲ ̲W̲h̲o̲o̲p̲e̲e̲

0:44:04 ̲O̲l̲d̲ ̲F̲a̲s̲h̲i̲o̲n̲e̲d̲ ̲L̲o̲v̲e̲

0:49:06 ̲(̲I̲’̲m̲ ̲L̲e̲f̲t̲ ̲W̲i̲t̲h̲ ̲T̲h̲e̲)̲ ̲B̲l̲u̲e̲s̲ ̲I̲n̲ ̲M̲y̲ ̲H̲e̲a̲r̲t̲

0:55:05 ̲M̲y̲ ̲B̲l̲u̲e̲ ̲H̲e̲a̲v̲e̲n̲

0:59:10 ̲H̲a̲n̲d̲s̲ ̲A̲c̲r̲o̲s̲s̲ ̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲T̲a̲b̲l̲e̲

1:02:56 ̲Y̲o̲u̲’̲r̲e̲ ̲M̲i̲n̲e̲ ̲Y̲o̲u̲

1:08:08 ̲I̲d̲a̲h̲o̲


Alto Saxophone – Benny Carter (tracks: 1-1 to 1-14) Bass – John Simmons (tracks: 2-1 to 2-10), Red Callender (tracks: 4-1 to 6-13) Clarinet – Buddy DeFranco (tracks: 5-8 to 6-3)

Compilation Producer – Eric Miller (6) Drums – Alvin Stoller (tracks: 2-1 to 2-10), Bill Douglass (2) (tracks: 5-8 to 6-13), Buddy Rich (tracks: 2-11 to 4-8), Jo Jones (tracks: 4-9 to 5-7), Louis Bellson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-14) Engineer – Ben Jordan, Val Valentin Guitar – Barney Kessel (tracks: 4-1 to 4-8) Liner Notes – Benny Green Mastered By – Phil De Lancie Photography By – Phil Stern Piano – A̲r̲t̲ ̲T̲a̲t̲u̲m̲

Producer – Norman Granz Tenor Saxophone – Ben Webster (tracks: 6-4 to 6-13) Trumpet – Harry Edison (tracks: 4-1 to 4-8), Roy Eldridge (tracks: 2-1 to 2-10) Vibraphone – Lionel Hampton (tracks: 2-11 to 4-8)

Notes: “Recorded between 1954 and 1956, the bulk of these sessions were released by Pablo during the 70s as an eight-record set; a ninth album was later issued separately.”

art tatum sheet music
1-1Blues In C7:58
1-3Under A Blanket Of Blue6:13
1-4Blues In B Flat5:43
1-5A Foggy Day5:25
1-6Street Of Dreams3:49
1-8Makin’ Whoopee6:11
1-9Old Fashioned Love4:57
1-10(I’m Left With The) Blues In My Heart5:55
1-11My Blue Heaven4:00
1-12Hands Across The Table3:41
1-13You’re Mine You5:09

About this collection

The greatest jazz stars of the ’40s and ’50s era converged upon Los Angeles over a two-year period (1954-56), each beckoned by Norman Granz for the purpose of this series of ad hoc group recordings with pianist Art Tatum. Granz’s penchant for the preservation of the most splendid jazz of the century was palpable in his call and the motive force behind the wide summons. Among those responding were Ben Webster, Buddy DeFranco, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Harry Edison, Louie Bellson, and so many more that the full list is almost stupefying.

Clearly, Art Tatum was the magnet that drew these big stars together for Granz to cut recordings, a project that such an impresario could only have envisioned in some utopian flight. Each fellow jazz scion was drawn by the honor of being Tatum’s accompaniment, preserving their turns at the helm with the keyboard’s master. Like the Pablo Solo Masterpieces, the selections here are all well known and therefore not just some trendy set of bop riffs made for this gig as a one-off occasion, never to be heard again.

DeFranco’s clarinet can only be described as seductive on the old Rudy Vallee number “Deep Night.” Several cuts strip down to feature Tatum’s piano with only Red Callender (bass) and Jo Jones (drums). This trio’s take on “Some Other Spring” stands out, reviving for the moment the best Billie Holiday ballad ever reduced to wax. Then there are the other trim trios, with Benny Carter on alto sax and Bellson on drums for 14 tunes and Hampton on vibes and Buddy Rich on drums for almost 20 tunes.

Never mind the quartets (Eldridge, John Simmons, and Alvin Stoller on one; Webster, Callender, and Bill Douglass on another), which feature dynamic interplay between the horns and Tatum. For the last chapter in Tatum’s piano, the Pablo series cannot be passed by. This is the sine qua non of any serious jazz collection. –Daniel Bartlett Jr.

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