Art Tatum

His Best Recordings 1933-1944

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Certainly contained in this set are some of the master pianist's better works within a two-year time span, quite a few of his "greatest." Nonetheless this would be a good starter set, featuring 14 solo tracks, four trio sessions, three with a band and one with his underrecorded Swingsters. The sound quality is a fairly good reproduction from the original tapes, and you do get to hear the sheer genius of Art Tatum. His Classics and reissued Pablo label recordings are a logical destination to this entry point for novices.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:15
2 2:38
3 2:20
4 2:39
5 2:41
6 3:08
7 3:10
8 2:43
9 2:53
10 3:19
11 3:17
12 3:06
13 3:02
14 2:46
15 2:16
16 2:55
17 3:15
18 2:32
19 2:17
20 1:58
21 4:19
22 4:46
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