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27 June 2012

With Plenty Of Money And You

Gadzooks, I can't believe I didn't post this already. For whatever reason, it's been sitting in my drafts folder. Well, here's the second in the Art Tatum series featuring solos by the man that could make a bad piano sound good. Six years seems like a long period to cover in one disc, but Tatum tended to work and to record unaccompanied, partly because relatively few musicians could keep pace with his fast tempos and advanced harmonic vocabulary. Tatum said of himself, "A band hampers me." Other musicians expressed amazed bewilderment at performing with Tatum. Drummer Jo Jones, who recorded a 1956 trio session with Tatum and bassist Red Callender is quoted as quipping, "I didn't even play on that session [...] all I did was listen. I mean, what could I add? [...] I felt like setting my damn drums on fire." Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco said that playing with Tatum was "like chasing a train." (notes from Wiki). Apparently Tatum thought that there wasn't much of a market for solo recordings, so his recorded output is less than it should have been, and instead he focused more on performing. Lucky audiences, they. Enjoy. +


01. Liza
02. Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle
03. Body And Soul
04. With Plenty Of Money And You
05. What Will I Tell My Heart
06. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
07. Gone With The Wind
08. Stormy Weather
09. Chlo-e
10. The Sheik Of Araby
11. Tea For Two
12. Deep Purple
13. Elegie
14. Humoresque
15. Sweet Lorraine
16. Get Happy
17. Lullaby Of The Leaves
18. Tiger Rag
19. Sweet Emaline, My Gal
20. Emaline
21. Moonglow
22. Love Me
23. Cocktails For You
24. St. Louis Blues


Fred said...

Thanks for the two posts on Art Tatum. Everytime I listen to him, I am truly amazed. Do you know the vocalist on "Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle." Brian Rust's Jazz Records does not even indicate that there was a vocalist, much less identify him. Thanks again.

Chester Proudfoot said...

No help from the liner notes, which lists "band unknown" and note that the recording was rejected. Allaboutjazz.com lists the personnel as follows: Art Tatum: piano; Marshall Royal: clarinet; Lloyd Reese: trumpet; Bill Perkins: electric guitar; Tiny Grimes: electric guitar; Joe Bailey: bass; Slam Stewart: bass; Oscar Bradley: drums.

Phillip said...

Sublime. Many thanks, Chester.