Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Art Tatum - Broadcast Transcriptions (1935-1943)

The incomparable pianist Art Tatum is showcased in this brilliantly remastered two-CD set that collects 65 songs originally recorded for broadcast use by Standard Transcriptions between 1935 and 1943, adding [four] songs omitted from an earlier CD reissue by Music & Arts ("Body and Soul," "Can't We Be Friends," "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" and "Stay as Sweet as You Are," though only 61 are listed in the booklet). Even though Tatum had made his commercial debut as a soloist only in 1933, the 26-year-old pianist's technique was already formidable by the time of the first session, which not only includes his dazzling interpretation of "Tiger Rag" and an intricate arrangement of Earl Hines' theme song, "Rosetta," but also Tatum's own "The Shout," a showstopper that would give any stride master a run for his money. The second date finds the pianist delving into much more familiar music, including "The Man I Love," the somewhat relaxed "I Can't Get Started," and Fats Waller's playful "Ain't Misbehavin'." There is also no shortage of breathtaking performances, with tour de force interpretations of Massenet's "Elegie" and the oldie "Happy Feet." The 1939 session has the most familiar material, with virtuoso performances of "Get Happy" and "Begin the Beguine," as well as a dreamy (if busy) "Over the Rainbow." The final session's exact date isn't certain, though it was made prior to January 16, 1944. Its highlights include a swinging "Body and Soul," a rollicking "Limehouse Blues" (incorrectly labeled as "Limestone Blues"), and a remake of one of his earliest recordings, "Tea for Two." The music within this collection has been reissued many times in different groupings by various labels, but this is easily one of the most thorough and best-sounding editions available. Highly recommended.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.answers.com/topic/the-standard-sessions-1935-1943-transcriptions-music-arts-2#ixzz1zD8G4t68

Art Tatum
The Standard Sessions
Broadcast Transcriptions
(1935-1943)


Tracks

Cd. 1

1 (Take Me Back to My) Boots And Saddle (Powell, Samuels, Whitcup )  2:23
2 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton )  2:31
3 Dixieland Band (Hanighen, Mercer)  2:34
4 The Shout (Scott)  1:37
5 Tiger Rag (Da Costa, Edwards, LaRocca, Ragas, Sbarbaro, Shields)  2:13
6 Stay As Sweet As You Are (Gordon, Revel) 2:34
7 Monday in Manhattan (Himber, Grennard)  2:19
8 (I Would Do) Anything For You (Hill, Hopkins, Williams)  2:15
9 Theme For Piano (Tatum)  1:02
10 In the Middle Of Kiss (Coslow)  2:37
11 Rosetta (Hines, Woode)  2:15
12 I Wish I Were Twins (DeLange, Loesser, Meyer)  2:13
13 Devil in the Moon (Hill, Kurtz, Mills)  3:17
14 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:46
15 Runnin' Wild (Gibbs, Grey, Wood)  2:28
16 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  3:00
17 Happy Feet (Ager, Yellen)  1:46
18 Royal Garden Blues (Williams, Williams)  2:27
19 Ain't Misbehavin' (Brooks, Razaf, Waller)  2:39
20 Star Dust (Carmichael, Parish)  2:36
21 In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington, Kurtz, Mills)  2:23
22 Sweet Lorraine (Burwell, Parish)  2:35
23 I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) (Ahlert, Turk)  2:28
24 I'll Never Be the Same (Kahn, Malneck, Signorelli)  2:35
25 Judy (Carmichael, Lerner)  2:20
26 Elégie (Massenet)  2:28
[27 Body And Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  2:31]
[28 Can't We Be Friends (James, Swift)  2:21]
29 Make Believe (Hammerstein II, Kern)  2:14
30 Get Happy (Arlen, Koehler)  1:57
31 Begin the Beguine (Porter)  2:47
32 It Had to Be You (Jones, Kahn)  2:28
33 Humoresque (Dvořák)  2:19

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Cd. 2

1 Hallelujah (Grey, Robin, Youmans)  2:07
2 Lullaby in Rhythm (Goodman, Hirsch, Profit, Sampson)  1:59
3 Oh, You Crazy Moon (Burke, Van Heusen)  2:25
4 Over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)  3:47
5 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (Jurmann, Kahn, Kaper)  1:55
6 Sweet Emalina, My Gal (Creamer, Layton)  2:01
7 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Hanley, MacDonald)  2:04
8 Day in Day Out (Bloom, Mercer)  3:27
9 Fine And Dandy (James, Swift)  1:48
10 I've Got The World on a String (Arlen, Koehler)  2:26
[11 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (Arlen, Koehler)  2:12]
12 I'm Coming Virginia (Cook, Heywood)  2:36
13 You Took Advantage Of Me (Hart, Rodgers)  2:10
14 Body And Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  2:53
15 I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans (Dietz, Schwartz)  2:20
16 What Is This Thing Called Love (Porter)  2:36
17 Crazy Rhythm (Caesar, Kahn, Meyer)  2:17
18 Can't We Be Friends (James, Swift)  2:31
19 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber)  2:19
20 Among My Souvenirs (Nicholls, Leslie)  2:46
21 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter) (Ahlert, Young)  2:39
[22 Stay as Sweet as You Are (Gordon, Revel)  2:41]
23 Somebody Loves Me (Leslie, Nicholls)  2:23
24 Why Was I Born (Hammerstein II, Kern)  2:44
25 If I Could Be With You (Creamer, Johnson)  2:47
26 Tea For Two (Caesar, Youmans)  2:35
27 Mean to Me (Ahlert, Turk)  2:37
28 It's Only a Paper Moon (Arlen, Harburg, Rose)  2:46
29 Just A Gigolo (Brammer, Caesar, Casucci)  2:31
30 Three Little Words (Kalmar, Ruby)  2:25
31 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (Arlen, Koehler)  2:38
32 On The Sunny Side of the Street (Fields, McHugh)  2:29

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Art Tatum - p

Recorded in New York ; between December 1935 & 1943

This is an entirely re-mastered and enlarged version of a collection
originally issued in 1991 on Music & Arts CD set 673 (2-CDs)

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23 comments:

greenishthing said...

waoooo! week-end with Tatum! thanks!

Gepetto said...

Too Marvelous For Words
Many Thanks, Philippe !

Luis said...

Thank you for the Art Tatum post. I have the previous issue on Music & Arts, so it was a surprise to know that four tracks were omitted in that set. Thanks!

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Mel - some tracks I wasn't familiar with (Crazy Moon).

Otis

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phipsi said...

Thanks heaps!

duck said...

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FrankDell said...

What a treat. Thank you, Mel.

Frasco said...

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stringbender said...

What a stunning post. Merci!

Albertito Jazz said...

Thank you for all the last posts, Señor Melanchthon! You are great!

dS said...

thanks for this and all of the other recent great shares! Please keep the blog going. It's a wonderful font of fantastic music!!!

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Frasco said...

Everything OK, Mel?

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Albertito Jazz said...

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AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

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deGallo said...

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ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

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