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Limited Edition 2 CD Set / 32 Performances - Post 1945. "Art Tatum was the greatest soloist in Jazz History, regardless of the instrument." - Leonard Feather. "First you speak of Art Tatum, then take a long deep breath, and you speak of the other pianists." - Dizzy Gillespie. "If you put a piano in a room, just a bare piano. Then you get all the finest jazz pianists in the world and let them play in the presence of Art Tatum. Then let Art Tatum play... everyone there will sound like an amateur." -Teddy Wilson. Art Tatum was among the most extraordinary of all jazz musicians, a pianist with wondrous technique who could not only play ridiculously rapid lines with both hands (his 1933 solo version of "Tiger Rag" sounds as if there were three pianists jamming together) but was harmonically 30 years ahead of his time; all pianists have to deal to a certain extent with Tatum's innovations in order to be taken seriously. Able to play stride, swing, and boogie-woogie with speed and complexity that could only previously be imagined, Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries. This collection of post 1945 performances is culled from unreleased studio sessions, Radio & Television appearance and private home recordings.
Limited Edition 2 CD Set / 32 Performances - Post 1945. "Art Tatum was the greatest soloist in Jazz History, regardless of the instrument." - Leonard Feather. "First you speak of Art Tatum, then take a long deep breath, and you speak of the other pianists." - Dizzy Gillespie. "If you put a piano in a room, just a bare piano. Then you get all the finest jazz pianists in the world and let them play in the presence of Art Tatum. Then let Art Tatum play... everyone there will sound like an amateur." -Teddy Wilson. Art Tatum was among the most extraordinary of all jazz musicians, a pianist with wondrous technique who could not only play ridiculously rapid lines with both hands (his 1933 solo version of "Tiger Rag" sounds as if there were three pianists jamming together) but was harmonically 30 years ahead of his time; all pianists have to deal to a certain extent with Tatum's innovations in order to be taken seriously. Able to play stride, swing, and boogie-woogie with speed and complexity that could only previously be imagined, Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries. This collection of post 1945 performances is culled from unreleased studio sessions, Radio & Television appearance and private home recordings.
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Blue Skies [Digipak]
Artist: Art Tatum
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Solo
2. All the Things You Are
3. Have You Met Miss Jones
4. Body ; Soul
5. Fine and Dandy
6. Over the Rainbow (Version 1)
7. Over the Rainbow (Version 2)
8. Over the Rainbow (Version 3)
9. It's the Talk of the Town
10. I'll Never Be the Same
11. Night and Day
12. Someone to Watch Over Me
13. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
14. Begin the Beguine
15. I Cover the Waterfront
16. Body and Soul
17. Someone to Watch Over Me
18. Flying Home
19. Fine and Dandy
20. Tenderly
21. Body and Soul
22. I Know That You Know
23. On the Sunny Side of the Street
24. Someone to Watch Over Me
25. Would You Like to Take a Walk?
26. Sweet Lorraine
27. Cocktails for Two
28. Exactly Like You
29. Memories of You
30. Soft Winds
31. I Cover the Waterfront

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Limited Edition 2 CD Set / 32 Performances - Post 1945. "Art Tatum was the greatest soloist in Jazz History, regardless of the instrument." - Leonard Feather. "First you speak of Art Tatum, then take a long deep breath, and you speak of the other pianists." - Dizzy Gillespie. "If you put a piano in a room, just a bare piano. Then you get all the finest jazz pianists in the world and let them play in the presence of Art Tatum. Then let Art Tatum play... everyone there will sound like an amateur." -Teddy Wilson. Art Tatum was among the most extraordinary of all jazz musicians, a pianist with wondrous technique who could not only play ridiculously rapid lines with both hands (his 1933 solo version of "Tiger Rag" sounds as if there were three pianists jamming together) but was harmonically 30 years ahead of his time; all pianists have to deal to a certain extent with Tatum's innovations in order to be taken seriously. Able to play stride, swing, and boogie-woogie with speed and complexity that could only previously be imagined, Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries. This collection of post 1945 performances is culled from unreleased studio sessions, Radio & Television appearance and private home recordings.
        
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