Art Tatum

1932-1934

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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.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:01
2 3:06
3 3:13
4 3:10
5 3:11
6 3:14
7 2:39
8 2:20
9 3:17
10 2:41
11 2:42
12 3:03
13 2:41
14 2:58
15 2:47
16 3:09
17 2:56
18 2:50
19 2:48
20 2:42
21 3:09
22 2:51
23 3:10
24 3:22
25 2:46
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