The Genius of Art Tatum is a 1953-4 series of solo albums by jazz pianist Art Tatum originally issued on LP over 11 volumes. First released on the Clef Records label, they were added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978. A 7-CD box-set of these recordings, now under the title of The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces, was issued on the Pablo label in July 1991.
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American Art Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. From infancy he suffered from cataracts which left him blind in one eye and with only very limited vision in the other. A major influence on later generations of jazz pianists, he was hailed for the technical proficiency of his performances, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity. Among the countless quotes of praise he garnered, jazz critic Leonard Feather has called Tatum "the greatest soloist in jazz history, regardless of instrument.
Master Of Jazz by Art Tatum. View all albums . The Genius Of Art Tatum Number Eleven. By: Art Tatum (1955, Jazz). 1. There’s A Small Hotel. 2. The Way You Look Tonight. 4. Sophisticated Lady. 5. You Go To My Head. 6. Dancing In The Dark. 7. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You). 8. After You’ve Gone.
Biography by Scott Yanow.
For Art Tatum, the piano was a veritable playground, a forum for endless invention. His supreme command of the instrument and his unparalleled sense of timing and touch allowed him to seemingly accomplish whatever he wished. Songs were puzzles to be dismantled and reassembled; melody, harmony, and rhythm were merely variables in the never-ending creation process. This two-CD set collects all of the recordings Tatum made at two private parties hosted by Warner Bros. musical director Ray Heindorf; the bulk of the material comes from July 1955, the remainder is from April 1950. If you put a piano in a room, just a bare piano. Then you get all the finest jazz pianists in the world and let them play in the presence of Art Tatum. Then let Art Tatum play. everyone there will sound like an amateur. Tatum's technique and understanding of music simply transcended other musicians of any genre.
|A1||There's A Small Hotel|
|A2||The Way You Look Tonight|
|B1||You Go To My Head|
|B2||Dancing In The Dark|
|B3||These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)|
|B4||After You've Gone|
|MG V-8095||Art Tatum||The Genius Of Art Tatum #11 (LP)||Verve Records||MG V-8095||US||Unknown|