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Art Tatum

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 November 2012

For technical facility and harmonic imagination, Art Tatum was in a class by himself. As a fitting end to Geoffrey Smith's survey of great jazz pianists we salute a legendary virtuoso who astonished both jazz and classical masters.

Music Played

14 items
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    Art Tatum Tea for Two

    Composer: Caesar, Youmans Performers: Art Tatum, p. March 1933

    Piano Grand Master: Tea For Two, Proper, P1337, Tr. 2

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    Art Tatum The Shout

    Composer: Tatum Performers: Art Tatum, p. August 1934

    Piano Grand Master: Tea For Two, Proper, P1337, Tr.15

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    Art Tatum Humoresque

    Composer: Dvorak Performers: Art Tatum, p. February 1940

    Piano Grand Master: Elegie, Proper, P1338, Tr.6

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    Art Tatum Elegie

    Composer: Massenet Performers: Art Tatum, p. 1940

    Piano Grand Master: Elegie, Proper, P1338, Tr.5

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    Art Tatum Wee Baby Blues

    Composer: Turner, Johnson Performers: Art Tatum, p; Joe Turner, v; Edmond Hall, cl; Joe Thomas, t; John Collins, g; Billy Taylor, b; Eddie Dougherty, d. January 1941

    Piano Grand Master: Elegie, Proper, P1138, Tr.16

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    Art Tatum Aunt Hagar's Blues

    Composer: Handy Performers: Art Tatum, p. July 1949

    Piano Grand Master: Willow Weep for Me, Proper, Proper P1339, Tr.12

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    Art Tatum I Got Rhythm

    Composer: G and I Gershwin Performers: Art Tatum, p; Tiny Grimes, g; Slam Stewart, b. January 1944

    Piano Grand Master: Elegie, Proper, P1338, Tr.24

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    Art Tatum Esquire Bounce

    Composer: Feather Performers: Art Tatum, p; Coleman Hawkins, ts; Roy Eldridge, t; Jack Teagarden, tb; Barney Bigard, d; Al Casey, g; Oscar Pettiford, b; Sid Catlett, d. January 1944

    Piano Grand Master: Elegie, Proper, P1338, Tr.26

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    Art Tatum Sweet Georgia Brown

    Composer: N/A Performers: Art Tatum, p; Frankie Newton, t; Ebenezer Paul, b. September 1941

    God Is In The House, Polydor, 2344 043, S.2, T.5

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    Art Tatum Willow Weep for Me

    Composer: Ronnell Performers: Art Tatum, p. July 1949

    Piano Grand Master: Willow Weep for Me, Proper, P1339, Tr.10

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    Art Tatum Don't Blame Me

    Composer: McHugh, Fields Performers: Art Tatum, p. 1955

    20th Century Piano Genius, Verve, 531 763-2. D2, Tr.1

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    Art Tatum Mr. Freddie Blues

    Composer: Shayne Performers: Art Tatum, p. 1950

    20th Century Piano Genius, Verve, 531 763-2. D2, Tr. 16

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    Art Tatum Too Marvellous for Words

    Composer: Whiting, Mercer Performers: Art Tatum, p. 1950

    20th Century Piano Genius, Verve, 531 763-2. D2, Tr.14

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    Art Tatum My Ideal

    Composer: Chase, Whiting, Douglass Performers: Art Tatum, p; Ben Webster, ts; Red Callendar, b; Bill Douglas, d. 1956

    The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces, Pablo, 6PACD44012 (6); D6, Tr.9

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