Volume 3 1945-49




Art Tatum, with the lightning-speed of his ideas and execution, was one of the most amazing pianists, ever – in any genre. This previously-unissued music presents Tatum at his best; the CD is both a textbookin piano-playing and a thriller, because what Tatum actually does, seems impossible.This CD contains 74 minutes – 20 tunes – of solo piano performed by Art Tatum. The first two numbers, from 1945 & 1946, are from V-discs; the next eight are radio broadcasts from 1947, and the last ten numbers are from two private-party sessions in 1949, where his playing is more free than in the studio. The repertoire consists of popular tunes of the day, plus a Chopin waltz.

Art Tatum – piano

Stay As Sweet As You Are
Where or When
Song of the Vagabonds
Night and Day
Poor Butterfly
Sweet Lorraine
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
The Very Thought of You
Somebody Loves Me
The Continental
I Cover the Waterfront
Don’t Blame Me
The Very Thought of You
Come Rain or Come Shine
Someone to Watch Over Me
Waltz No 7 in C# Op 64 No 2

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