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Art Tatum - Ultimate Art Tatum [Recorded 1950-1955] (1999) (Repost)

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Art Tatum - Ultimate Art Tatum [Recorded 1950-1955] (1999) (Repost)

Art Tatum - Ultimate Art Tatum [Recorded 1950-1955] (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (559 877-2)

Verve's Ultimate Art Tatum may not live up to its billing, but the budget-priced collection is nevertheless a terrific introductory sampler. Hank Jones selected the 16 tracks on the compilation and he also wrote the liner notes. He did an excellent job balancing acknowledged classics with choices that illustrate Tatum's range. Some listeners will undoubtedly find a favorite or two missing, but these 16 tracks - including "Tenderly," "I Cover the Waterfront," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Yesterdays," "Willow Weep for Me," "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)," "Sweet Lorraine," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "Too Marvelous for Words" - capture the essence of Tatum's Verve recordings, which is enough to make this a worthwhile sampler.

Art Tatum - Complete Original American Decca Recordings [Recorded 1932-1944, 4CD Box Set] (2001)

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Art Tatum - Complete Original American Decca Recordings [Recorded 1932-1944, 4CD Box Set] (2001)

Art Tatum - Complete Original American Decca Recordings [Recorded 1932-1944, 4CD Box Set] (2001)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 736 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 556 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Definitive Records (DRCD11200)

Collectors of recordings by piano great Art Tatum are frustrated by the many haphazard, poorly documented, and often incomplete collections of his work; this four-CD set by the English label Definitive attempts to collect all of his known recordings for Decca, but there are a few surprising twists. Tatum recorded many of his piano solos with several different takes, so as many as 23 alternate takes remain unissued (and are most likely either lost or unusable) according to Tatum discographer Arnold Laubich. But this is made up by the fact that all of his sessions with singer Adelaide Hall for Brunswick (including four previously unissued alternate takes, one of whose existence was not previously known) and every song he waxed with blues singer Joe Turner are present…

Art Tatum - The Best Of The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces (2003) {Pablo}

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Art Tatum - The Best Of The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces (2003) {Pablo}

Art Tatum - The Best Of The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces (2003) {Pablo}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no cue or log) | scans | 285 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 181 mb
Genre: jazz

The Best Of The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces is a single CD highlight of a 7-CD box set by Art Tatum. This was put together in 2003 by Pablo Records.

Ben Webster & Art Tatum - Ben Webster-Art Tatum Quartet (1958) [Reissue 2010]

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Ben Webster & Art Tatum - Ben Webster-Art Tatum Quartet (1958) [Reissue 2010]

Ben Webster & Art Tatum - Ben Webster-Art Tatum Quartet (1958) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 179 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Poll Winners Records (PWR 27239)

This edition contains the complete LP "The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet" (1958), as well as all known alternate takes from that glorious session. Acomplete quartet session by Webster with another celebrated pianist, Teddy Wilson, and a beautiful Tatum solo piano rendition of the LP's opening song have been added as a bonus.
The only album-length collaboration between pianist Art Tatum and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster (accompanied by a rhythm section of Red Callender, bass, and Bill Douglass, drums) was this September 11, 1956, session under the auspices of Norman Granz's Verve Records label…

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Frémeaux & Associés | # FA5194 | Time: 02:00:41
Classic Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing, Bop, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues

During its classic period, jazz saw the emergence of numerous regular small formations which successfully encouraged improvisation, enabling their best soloists a freedom of expression without any of the constraints of a big band. Jacques Morgantini allows us to discover this decisive period in the evolution of Jazz with this 36 tracks CD set featuring a 32 pages booklet.

VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988) [Re-Up]

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VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988) [Re-Up]

VA - Esquire's All-American Hot Jazz Sessions (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classic Jazz, Swing | Label: Bluebird/RCA/BMG | # 6757-2-RB | Time: 01:07:07

This exciting CD has 20 diverse performances that were originally produced by Leonard Feather for the Victor label during 1946-47. The first eight selections feature various versions of Esquire's All-American Award Winners and have some unique combinations of musicians. "Long Long Journey" was the first record to match together Duke Ellington (who verbally introduces the song) and Louis Armstrong, and on "Snafu" Armstrong takes a surprisingly modern solo that hints at bebop. Trumpeter Charlie Shavers creates a remarkable improvisation on "The One That Got Away," ltoist Johnny Hodges plays beautifully on "Gone with the Wind" and other key players include tenor saxophonist Don Byas, trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist J.J. Johnson and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. In addition, there are selections featuring trombonist Jack Teagarden, the 52nd Street All-Stars (with Shavers, Hawkins and tenorman Allan Eager), the tenor of Lucky Thompson, trumpeter Neal Hefti, altoist Benny Carter, singer Mildred Bailey and solo piano records by Art Tatum and Erroll Garner. The mid-to-late '40s were a particularly rich period for jazz and this highly recommended CD is filled with gems.

Art Tatum - 1949 (2000)

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Art Tatum - 1949 (2000)

Art Tatum - 1949 (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 158 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1104)

The fifth installment of Classics' Art Tatum story contains 24 piano solos that showcase the musician as the one-man band he was. These are breathtaking studio recordings made for Captiol and Columbia and also live performances recorded at the "Just Jazz" concerts staged at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. While only one Tatum original is included, "Tatum-Pole Boogie," he mainly tackles standards like "Willow Weep for Me," "Someone to Watch over Me," "My Heart Stood Still," and "Makin Whoopee."

Art Tatum - 1932-1934 (1990)

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Art Tatum - 1932-1934 (1990)

Art Tatum - 1932-1934 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 507)

This comprehensive CD contains Art Tatum's very first recording (a broadcast version of "Tiger Rag"), four selections in which he accompanies singer Adelaide Hall (along with a second pianist) and then his first 20 solo sides. To call his virtuosic piano style remarkable would be a major understatement; he has to be heard to be believed. His studio version of "Tiger Rag" may very well be his most incredible recording; he sounds like three pianists at once.

VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)

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VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)

VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)
WEB Rip | FLAC with auCDtect | scans | 645 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 262 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

Jazz Me Tonight is a 2019 compilation of soothing jazz to get you to the right place. This is a digital release which doesn't have a label attached to it but it's all the original versions by the original artists.

Art Tatum - Centennial Celebration (2009)

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Art Tatum - Centennial Celebration (2009)

Art Tatum - Centennial Celebration (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 223 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | 00:57:29
Jazz, Stride, Swing | Label: Original Jazz Classics

One of the most revered virtuosos in jazz would be 100 in 2009. Celebrate his innovations in dexterity and harmony as you hear his dazzling piano versions of Moonglow; Yesterday; This Can't Be Love; Tea for Two; In a Sentimental Mood; How High the Moon; Where or When and more!

Art Tatum - 1934-1940 (1991)

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Art Tatum - 1934-1940 (1991)

Art Tatum - 1934-1940 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 560)

The second CD in Classics' Art Tatum series features the remarkable pianist as a soloist for many gems recorded for Decca and with a sextet on four numbers. Although alternate takes are bypassed, making the Decca CDs preferable, the set is overflowing with classics. Highlights include Tatum's interpretations of "Chloe," "The Sheik of Araby," "Elegie," "Humoresque," "Get Happy" and "Begin the Beguine."

Art Tatum - God Is In The House (1973) [Reissue 1998]

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Art Tatum - God Is In The House (1973) [Reissue 1998]

Art Tatum - God Is In The House (1973) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 149 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Highnote Records (HCD 7030)

Originally released in 1973, God Is in the House features live performances from the Jerry Newman collection of acetate discs and are fortunately in better technical quality than most of the music from Newman's archives. The remarkable Art Tatum is heard playing three brief, unaccompanied piano solos in 1940, three other numbers in which he is accompanied by Reuben Harris (beating out some quiet rhythms with whiskbrooms on a suitcase), and four duets with bassist-vocalist Chocolate Williams; Tatum has a brief vocal on "Knockin' Myself Out" and a more extensive one on "Toledo Blues," the only times he ever sang on record. In addition, Tatum and Williams back Ollie Potter (a pretty good if completely unknown singer) on "There'll Be Some Changes Made"…

Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces Vol. 8 [Recorded 1956] (XRCD, 2001)

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Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces Vol. 8 [Recorded 1956] (XRCD, 2001)

Art Tatum - The Tatum Group Masterpieces Vol. 8 [Recorded 1956] (XRCD, 2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JVC (JVCXR-0034-2)

The final volume in this very worthy series is a comparatively relaxed affair, a quartet set with tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. Webster lets Tatum fill the background with an infinite number of notes while emphasizing his warm tenor in the forefront on a variety of melodic ballads and standards. The combination works very well.

Art Tatum - Solos (1940) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)

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Art Tatum - Solos (1940) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)

Art Tatum - Solos (1940) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 115 MB | Covers (18 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Decca/MCA (MCAD-42327)

MCA's short-lived Decca CD-reissue program put out this gem, all of Tatum's piano solos from 1940, including two versions of the previously unknown "Sweet Emalina, My Gal." Some of the routines on these standards were a bit familiar by now (this "Tiger Rag" pales next to his 1933 version) but are no less exciting and still sound seemingly impossible to play.