Saturday, June 3, 2017

Art Tatum Trio

For this set, the sixth in line of Art Tatum's eight group recordings for Norman Granz in the 1950s, the remarkable pianist is teamed with bassist Red Callender and drummer Jo Jones. Due to the presence of his sidemen, Tatum is slightly restricted as far as changing keys and tempos at will, but his playing is still often stunning. Highlights of the trio performances include "Just One of Those Things," "Blue Lou," "I'll Never Be the Same," and "More Than You Know." This music (along with the other seven volumes) is also available as part of the massive six-CD set The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Art Tatum
Red Callender & Jo Jones
(The Tatum Group Masterpieces)
20 bit K2


1 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  7:15
2 More Than You Know (Eliscu, Rose, Youmans)  3:38
3 Some Other Spring (Herzog, Kitchings)  4:47
4 If (Damerell, Evans, Hargreaves)  3:33
5 Blue Lou (Mills, Sampson)  3:05
6 Love for Sale (Porter)  5:32
7 Isn't It Romantic ? (Hart, Rodgers)  3:57
8 I'll Never Be the Same (Kahn, Malneck, Signorelli)  4:55
9 I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans (Dietz, Schwartz)  3:41
10 Trio Blues (Tatum)  5:05


Art Tatum - p
Red Callender - b
Jo Jones - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; January 27, 1956


Jaffa said...

Certainly among the 3 best and most important piano-trio albums ever recorded. I pretty much know it by heart.

Thanks for presenting this to those who don't know it yet.

swamielmo said...

wow, WOW!!

Larry said...

I haven't heard this in years...this is the perfect time, I'm reading Francis Paudras' book on Bud Powell, DANCE OF THE INFIDELS, which mentioned Powell's love of Tatum repeatedly. Some nice musical accompaniment to my reading. Thanks!

musician3 said...

Great Album....Thank You

itr said...

Brilliant share, many thanks Mel

SwingB said...

Can you please post "Art Tatum: The Complete Trio Sesseions with Tiny Grimes & Slam Stewart Vol I & Vol II"?

They are 2 separate CD's on the 'Official' label made up of their recording dates from 1944 -

The complete series consists of three sessions: January 5th, May 1st, and June 21st, 1944. Volume 1 covers the January 5th and the majority of the May 1st sessions, material that was released by Brunswick, World, and Comet. Volume 2 features the final 2 Comet sides (from May) and the June recordings for Ash and Folkways.

Please help as they are very rare, OOP (iut of print) and next to impossible to find!


sudzy said...

Thanks for another great release. This album was one of my the Pablo group series.

sudzy said...

Yeah, looks like there was a change in track order at some point. I have this series in lossless in 6 cd's , but the originals were released individually in 8 albums. Anyway you hear it, they are wonderful.

Luis said...

Permission denied by uploader, Mel.

Tibau said...

Download not available

sasha said...

Download very much available..Many thanks.

cvllos said...

I agree with sasha..just after shifting time & rapidshare.
Thanks melanchthon!

estravagario said...
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estravagario said...

Download is NOT available... as usual lately with rapidshare (message:File owner's public traffic exhausted. (da3c7b74))and did try several times past days.

Thank you very much Melanchthon for this fantastic work. Best regards.

Ric said...

Oui Mel, désolé de confirmer que l'option (unique) de Rapidshare n'est pas utilisable..."public traffic exhausted". Il serait pas mieux de s'adresser comme d'habitude aux six sites traditionnels ?

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

Doug said...

Great stuff.Thanks a big bunch.

Nabokov Borges said...

Could you be so kind as to post new links for these fabulous record?
Thank you in advance.

Historicus said...

Many thanks for resurrect this record from the oblivion by your reupload!

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you Mel.

Anonymous said...

I can only repeat swamielmo: wow! wow! Thank you, Mel.

Mike said...

Missing this one! Thank you.

dantzig65 said...

Thanks Mel

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Philo said...

I missed the earlier incarnation of this post. I'm delighted to have it now. Thanks Mel.

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

I have these tunes as part of the box but it is really nice stuff.